DIY Hermès Kelly Bag – Origami Paper Craft

The Story Behind the Hermès Kelly Bag

The Hermès Kelly bag is one of the most iconic and memorable ‘it’ bags of all time. Named after the famous actress and princess Grace Kelly, it has been one of the sought after and coveted bags for all time.

This iconic bag has a trapezoid shape, two triangular gussets, a sculpted flap, a handle, and good storage space. Nothing fancy, just a neat, plain, functional bag intended for independent, energetic women.

Over the years, the Kelly bag has had many reinventions: be it in made of feathers, plush, denim or sheared mink, silk or wire mesh, and remains an iconic ‘it’ bag that for all bag lovers alike!

DIY Hermès Kelly Bag

DIY Hermes Kelly Bag - origami folding tutorial

While I was searching for some origami craft projects when I came across these amazing DIY Hermès Kelly Bag templates.  

They was originally posted on the Hermès site, but is sadly no longer available there. But lucky for you, the internet has a good memory!

Paper DIY versions of the Hermès Kelly Bag that you can make yourself!

From this pattern, you can create your own DIY Hermès Kelly bag from just 2 sheets of paper and about 10 minutes of time!

Just download the PDF pattern, print it, cut it out, then fold together, add a little glue and Voilà!  You’ve created an origami style Hermès Kelly bag.

It comes in several patterns too, so you can make yourself a whole little collection of Kelly bags!

You can download the patterns here and make a DIY Hermès Kelly bag for yourself!

If you make it on an 8 x 11.5 inch paper, it should come out about the size of a little gift bag. It would make the perfect little way to wrap a little present for someone special.

I can’t get over its uber cuteness of this little bag! The best part this template is that you can personalize it any way you want. Try printing it on a coloured or textured paper stock, or even create your own personal design or doodle to it.

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DIY Hermès Kelly Bag Tutorial - Origami paper craft tutorial with step by step instructions


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  • stylecrumb
    January 23, 2013

    Ohmygosh that is adorable!!
    I am going to try it right away.
    and then procceed to google other branded ones too haha
    xx Karen.

    • yesmissy
      January 24, 2013

      LOL! That’s a good idea, I’m going to google some other ones too. If you happen to find some good ones, don’t forget to share! 🙂

      • stylecrumb
        January 24, 2013

        I looked through heaps of google images but i couldn’t find any. Someone should make it a business. It would rocket!

  • Irene
    January 23, 2013

    Clever! This is such a lovely gift bag for a girlfriend’s birthday. Thanks for sharing. I will be making one.

    • yesmissy
      January 24, 2013

      Glad you liked it, hope your friend likes it too!

  • caroline1t
    January 24, 2013

    Those bags are so great, I love the patterns!

    • yesmissy
      January 24, 2013

      Aren’t they darling? I’m going to try to with some of that plastic sheet paper in orange to create that jelly look. 🙂

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