Origami Tunic & Cardigan for Ladies

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


The Origami Tunic & Cardigan is a versatile top you will reach for time and again. Available in ladies sizes XS – XXL. Three sleeve lengths are included: short, 3/4 and long. Two necklines for the tunic: cowl and banded. The cardigan view has a fun, trendy drape front. Both views feature a flattering and fun handkerchief hem with mitered corners that give it a clean, professional look even on the inside! You may also choose to do either style with a standard straight hem. Available in ladies sizes XS (0-2) through XXL (20-22).

  • Skill Level: confident beginner
  • Supplies Needed: sewing machine, thread, pins, fabric marker
  • Optional Supplies: serger, coverstitch, twin needle, fusible interfacing
  • Skills Used: working with knits
  • Fabric recommendations: Light to medium weight knit fabrics such as jersey, interlock, ponte and cotton/lycra.
    The lighter weight knits can be harder to work with but will give the tunic more drape. Knits with modal/rayon/spandex especially give this tunic/cardigan a really nice shape.
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Instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • 20 pages of pattern pieces for  3 views: tunic with banded neckline, tunic with cowl neckline and drape front cardigan. Any of these views may be sewn with the fun handkerchief hem or straight hem.
  • 3 sleeve lengths: short, 3/4 and long
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. The file prints on one A0 (33″ x 46″) sheet and one 36″ x 24″ sheet.
  • Cutting guide and the ability to print just your desired size(s) with the Adobe layers feature and a print chart to print just your desired style pieces
  • 14 pages of bright and clear step by step color photos
  • Glossary of needed sewing terms
  • Troubleshooting guide
  • The tutorial has been optimized for most tablets with click or touchable links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pages of pattern pieces and use your tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper! Alternatively, you may print the whole 43 page document.

All Love Notions patterns are designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.

With this pattern you now have the ability to print just your desired size(s) and features trimless pattern assembly!! When you open up the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left hand menu and then select the size(s) you wish to print. See this tutorial for pattern assembly.

All Love Notions Sewing Patterns may be used in your at home sewing business. Mass production is strictly prohibited.


10/29/15: fixed missing fold line

1/18/18: updated print chart

6 reviews for Origami Tunic & Cardigan for Ladies

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is a awesome pattern with LOTS of great options! It looks flattering on all body types and is a quick sew 🙂 Just like the other Love Notions patterns I have it has clear directions and photos, it also has the option to print just your size (which I LOVE) you will not be disappointed by this pattern!!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I love this pattern. Very flattering and a quick sew with lots of options! Directions and pictures in the tutorial are very clear and easy to follow.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    nitelily3 (verified owner)

    The pattern was very easy to put together and the top is really fast to make. It is extremely flattering and the multiple patterns in one is a bonus. I’ve had this pattern for two and a half weeks and have already made myself three of these tops.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jennifer (verified owner)

    I made this as a cardigan with some ribbed knit that I had. I just love it. The cardigan wraps so nicely and I can pin it closed at the neckline. Open, it has beautiful drape. This is a really versatile pattern that is quickly becoming a staple for me.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Bought this pattern as my first Love Notions pattern and my first delve into sewing with a knitted fabric. This is a great pattern which fits really well and gives great results. I cannot fault these patterns, especially for us larger ladies!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pat English (verified owner)

    My daughter-in-law picked this out as a top she’d like to have. I was concerned that it might be tricky, but not so! I’m amazed at how quickly it comes together and the end result is amazing. I used my coverstitch on the handkerchief hem and it turned out perfectly. I’m now getting ready to make a little Origami for my granddaughter – Mommy and Me Christmas presents!

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