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riss
« on: September 17, 2010 01:05:46 PM »

Eco-friendly gift wrap?  Adjustable lunch bag?  Convenient carry-all?  You decide!



Have you heard of the Japanese furoshiki?  A cloth used to wrap and carry, well pretty much any and everything, the furoshiki has been around for hundreds of years.  There are dozens of ways to wrap and tie it - both simple and a little more complex.  (See here: http://www.env.go.jp/en/focus/attach/060403-5.html ) Why not try making your own?

You simply need a square of fabric (a fat quarter is the perfect size for a small furoshiki).  Hem or serge the edges.  That's it!  (Easy right?!)



Now have fun tying your furoshiki into all sorts of shapes.



(If you want to make your furoshiki into a shoulder bag.  I'd recommend making one about 100cm x 100cm.)

Have you ever dabbled in the art of furoshiki?
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010 01:27:29 PM »

I love this!
I'm envisioning a hemmed yard of fabric given with the instructions as Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010 01:53:26 PM »

Love this!!  That fabric you chose is so gorgeous, and perfect for furoshiki!!!  

EDIT:  I forgot to mention how super cool it is that you figured out that fat quarters are a good size for furoshiki!  Especially since you can buy so many coordinated fabrics in fat quarters.  How fun to have a bunch of furoshiki that coordinate with each other!   Grin

I've been using furoshiki for purses now for a long time, and always get compliments.  They're so light and easy to carry.  I've also been using furoshiki to wrap gifts -- so much easier than even using gift bags!

I haven't had a lot of time for sewing, but found that vintage silk scarves make wonderful furoshiki for those who are pressed for time.  Here's a pic from one of my previous posts, showing lots of furoshiki-bound scarves hanging out to dry after hand-washing them:    
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010 02:38:34 PM »

That fabric is fantastic! <3
I use furoshiki to wrap my fiancee's lunches, which I pack into (man-sized) bentos :3 His is manly though, of course, so it's an appropriate skull fabric.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010 10:06:16 PM »

I have never heard of this until now.  I have some scarfs that I'm going to go mess around with to see if I can follow that diagram without losing my patience (lol).  Thanks for the great idea!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010 01:11:39 PM »

Scarves are definitely an awesome way to get the look without having to do the hemming!  Cheesy

I'm thinking that these will be great for Christmas gifts - that mound of ripped up wrapping paper always seems so wasteful!  Hope you enjoy playing around with the different techniques yourselves!
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2011 07:05:51 AM »

My sister and I have been making and selling these lately; we've been lining them with water resistant fabric sometimes, and making them out of organic hemp and silk, and vintage sari fabric; you can really get creative with what you use. We also like the idea of lining them to make them reversible, so there is a nice contrast showing when they are tied. You do have to keep the fabric pretty thin, so a knot is easy to tie. Silk, voile, batiste and cotton lawn are excellent for lining to get a really thin, crisp but fancy texture. We also really like taffeta; strong, thin and very festive.
We've got some hand-drawn original instructions for trying different kinds of ties on our website, and links to other instructions in books and so on. We'd be happy to answer any crafters questions as you make and use them, but it really is so easy to do and so much better than the mountains of wrapping paper that become trash.
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