Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Furoshiki are square pieces of fabric traditionally used for wrapping. But you don't have to stop there. You can convert them into bags, scarves, headbands, etc.

I have a lot of fabric that are too lightweight to be used to make totes, so I've decided to make some furoshiki with them. 


I used the first method in this video to make the above bag. 

This one shows how you can turn a furoshiki into a bag. 


Honolulu Aunty said...

SO neato! Now I am in love with my fabrics again. Your post gave me some great ideas!!

Mahalo, Jalna!

K and S said...

nice! I have furoshiki in all kinds of sizes

Julie said...

You have lots of pretty fabric!!

Anonymous said...

I love furoshiki! I always look for various sizes when I go to Japan because they make good gifts as well as wraps for omiyage. Only thing, they're kind of pricey, especially the chirimen type.

I like to use them for taking stuff like cakes, or non thermal/cold stuff to gatherings.

They even sell handles so you can thread your furoshiki to make bags.

jalna said...

Great, Aunty!!

Very cool, Kat.

Thanks, Julie!

Dd said...


jalna said...

Anon, they ARE pricey. I have a few small ones that came from Japan.

Me too, Dd!

Susan said...

Nice! I'm inspired !!

jalna said...

Pretty easy to make too, Susan!

Leslie's pics said...

I'm so glad you're making use of all the fabric....woulda just been collecting dust at my house!