FUROSHIKI PartⅡ
~ Make an Eco Bag and a Shoulder Bag with Furoshiki ~

Plastic bags at shops are charged from July 1st, 2020. Everyone knows it, but they don’t always remember to take a bag?

If you keep a Furoshiki in your bag, it can change into a nice reusable bag.
It is very easy to make a bag from furoshiki (just tie several times).
Read this article, put a furoshiki in your bag, and enjoy shopping and outings!

 

**** Furoshiki Bag Tips ***

Big cotton cloth (90cm×90cm or bigger) is recommended for making a bag from furoshiki.

 

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Drop Bag
Shoulder Bag
Tote Bag
Bagging Tips for Shopping
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Drop Bag

 

 

Simple bag shaped like a water drop. Easy to make.
(The bag in the photo is made with a 90cm×90cm furoshiki.)

 

How to Make

1.Fold furoshiki in a triangular shape inside out.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2.Tie a knot in the middle of the left and right sides of the triangle. The knots need to be about equi-distant from the edge.
*The knot placement decides the depth of the bag.

 

 

 

3.Turn the furoshiki right side out. (The knots should be inside of the furoshiki.)

 

 

4.Tie the two sides which are left together (knot it twice!). The place you tie decides the length of the bag handle.
*If you use bigger furoshiki, you can use the bag as a shoulder bag.

 

 

 

← (Town Bag)

Change the place to tie at the procedure 4 above.
If you tie the two sides right at point of the bag once, and then tie at the top twice, you can make a town bag.

 

 

 

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Shoulder Bag

 


 

Tie furoshiki in only 3 places; tie at the two sides, then tie the long side of each knot together.
(The bag in the photo is made with a 128cm×128cm furoshiki.)

 

How to Make

 

 

1. Put your furoshiki face down.
 
2. Tie A and D together twice. Make the A side longer than the D side.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3. Tie B and C together twice. Make the B side longer than the C side.
 

 

 

 

 

 


 
4. Tie A and B (the two long sides) together twice.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tote Bag

 

 

Tie a knot in each of the 4 corners, then tie each side.
Make a bag from your favorite pattern, it will become your favorite bag for going out!
(The bag in the photo is made with a 90cm×90cm furoshiki.)

 

How to Make

 

 

1.Put your furoshiki face down.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2. Knot each corner around 20 cm from each side, once.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Tie C and D together twice.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

4. Tie A and B together twice.
*These parts you tied in procedure 3 and 4 are the bag handles.
 

 

 

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Bagging Tips for Shopping

 

 

When you make a shoulder bag or a tote bag in this article at a shop, spread your furoshiki over a shopping basket like in the photo above.
*Put the middle part of the furoshiki in the basket and put the rest up each side of the basket. Let any extra cloth hung down the outside.

Then, put the items in the basket.

 

 

Putting the furoshiki into the basket before the cashier transfers the items to it is the main point here! You can then tie the ends after you put items in the basket.

 

 

 

It is folded small.

 

Did you find a furoshiki bag you like?
Put a furoshiki in your bag or in your car, it can be a shopping bag, picnic rug, or present wrapping!

Click here to read FUROSHIKI Part1 ~ Wrapping Ideas ~

 

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