GIFT IDEAS, Gift WRAP | April 19, 2010

Furoshiki Making (wrapping cloth)

furoshiki techniques

The art of furoshiki making has been across Japan since centuries. Furoshiki is often presented in Western countries as a gift wrapping alternative. But really, furoshiki making is used to carry around any everyday objects.

I had the chance to learn how to make wrapping cloth at the Edo-Tokyo museum in Tokyo, Japan. It is not complicated once you know the steps.

Demo of Water Bottle Carrier

Making a Small shopping bag

How to carry two bottles with a large cloth

How to carry books in a cloth


+ photo: Furoshiki technique chart on Instructables

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3 Responses to “Furoshiki Making (wrapping cloth)”

  1. That’s really neat. I’ll have to try it at some point. Thanks!

  2. Kim c’est magnifique, ces emballages avec du tissu. As-tu les dimensions des pièces de tissu? Est-ce que le format pour les bouteilles ferait pour les livres tu penses?

  3. Josee, the format for the book and the water bottle carrier is 50cm x 50 cm. For the wine bottles, you need a bigger square, 90 or 100 cm will do.