Green Wrapping…with Furoshiki!

December 11, 2012, 14:21 pm  Posted by Lark

Furoshiki – a traditional type of fabric wrapping from Japan – is one of my favorite craft trends in recent years. The perfect substitute for the plastic bag and a great use for stash fabric, furoshiki can also be used for wrapping gifts, like this sweet project from Stash Happy: Applique by Cynthia Shaffer.

Getting started is easy. Simply create a wrapping cloth as simple – fabric yardage with raw edges – or as fancy – bound edges, appliqued shapes, fabric paint – as you like. Then use it to wrap and tie around your gift. Whether you’re wrapping a simple box, a bottle of wine, or a bowling ball, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite links to furoshiki tutorials online.

Here’s a great basic box construction from the Etsy blog.

Why not personalize your cloth with some fabric paint? Try this fun tutorial from WhimseyBox.com.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped gift? Check out a cool graphic and instructions from Instructables.com.

Giving the gift of fine drink? I love this quick tutorial (from DIYDelRay.com) for wrapping a set of four bottles, among other items.

Need a little quick something for yourself? Whip up this Instant Bag at TinyShiny.com or purchase a pattern for a quick Azuma bag at BurdaStyle.com.

Got a little one? Whip up this easy peasy Furoshiki Hobo Lunchbag from SewingNotions.com.

How about a whole blog with lots of ideas for wrapping, toting, and traveling furoshiki-style? Join the Furoshiki Club!

And if all else fails, visit the best – we think – online source for furoshiki: Furoshiki.com! Make yourself a bird wrap, a gold fish wrap, the rabbit wrap, or countless others.






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