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