Furoshiki Making (wrapping cloth)

furoshiki techniques

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

  • Marie @ M2JL STUDIO
    April 21, 2010 at 11:40

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

  • josee st-amand
    June 9, 2010 at 10:27

    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?

  • At Home with Kim Vallee
    June 9, 2010 at 12:08

    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.