How to Wrap
You can wrap almost anything in furoshiki regardless of shape or size. Some of the ideas on this page will help get you started with your fabric wrapping.
We have furoshiki in three different sizes 45-50cm (small), 65-70cm (medium), 100-120cm (large).
The smaller 45-50cm furoshiki are perfect for wrapping smaller gifts and lunch boxes, they are great for everyday use.
The larger 65-70cm and 100-120cm sized furoshiki are big enough to wrap bottles, larger gifts and can be turned into a shopping or hand bag.
The versatility of furoshiki can stretch as far as your imagination. Some of our ideas for use include...
Gift Wrap | Scarf / Shawl | Shopping Bag | Handbag | Lunch Box / Bento Box Wrap | Play Mat | Picnic Mat | Decoration (a wall hanging) |
Lets start with some basic knot tying...
Tie both corners together.
Cross each corner over the other and tie.
Pull each end to tighten and neaten the bow.
Take one corner of the furoshiki.
Make a loop and pass the end through.
Pull the knot tight.
Gift wrap with one bow
Place the gift in the centre of the furoshiki. Pull the far corner over the gift.
Pull the near corner over the gift.
Pull up the left and right corners.
Tie a basic knot to secure your furoshiki then neaten the bow.
Four tie wrap
Place the gift in the centre of the furoshiki on the diagonal.
Pull the left and right corners up and tie a basic knot at the centre.
Tie another basic knot with the other two corners to secure your gift.
This completes the four tie wrap.
One bottle wrap
Place the bottle in the centre of the furoshiki on the diagonal.
Pull the left and right corners up and tie a basic knot at the centre. If you have enough fabric twist and tie a handle (as photo).
Cross the other two corners behind the bottle, lay the bottle down to secure.
Tie a basic knot to the front and neaten the bow.
Two bottle wrap
Bin Nihon Tsutsumi
Lay the bottles in the centre of the furoshiki, leave about 10cm between them.
Take the near corner and fold it over the bottles.
Roll the bottles tight in the furoshiki.
Stand the bottles up and tie a basic knot securely.
Round wrap / Shopping bag
Place the object in the centre of the furoshiki.
Take two corners next to each other and tie a basic knot. Leave a gap large enough to put your hand through,
Repeat step 2 with the other two corners.
Hold both knots - one in each hand and put one through the other. The knot you pull through will make the handle.