October 26 Scrap Buster ~ Patchwork Furoshiki

on October 26 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 15 Comments

Red Patchwork Pocket Furoshiki by Mich, myfuroshiki

Mich wrote a little more about this furoshiki, “…noting how the patchwork is sewn across the diagonals onto a calico backing so, when knotted into a bag, the patchwork forms external pockets.” Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths.

Here’s a great tutorial from Mai, and here’s a link to a PDF that shows how to fold furoshiki. Do you use fabric to wrap gifts? Share links, favorite tutorials and related blog posts in the comments!

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15 Responses to October 26 Scrap Buster ~ Patchwork Furoshiki

  1. Szilvi says:

    Well done Mich, a patchwork furoshiki! Love it! I have to admit it’s nicer than new ones and there is nothing nicer than a handmade present!

  2. Shannon says:

    What a fabulous way to use scraps. Love that you thought to use them with Furoshiki!!! I will be trying this! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  3. Annette says:

    How clever. I love the idea of the patchwork creating a pocket – to stick the card in or a little note….

  4. Jenny says:

    Very interesting!

  5. craftydill says:

    This is so pretty and I love the pockets!

  6. Hey, super cool idea! I’m thinking it’s a great way to use Christmas scraps to wrap presents this year!

  7. Margie says:

    Very cool!!

  8. greeblygreebly says:

    I’ve just started wrapping gifts with fabric recently. I was inspired by some of my daughter’s books about Japan that showed some simple methoods of tying it around gifts very prettily. I did all of her birthday gifts like that and she was thrilled. She loved getting a few yards of pretty new fabric along with her gifts. I loved not having scraps of wrapping paper all over after her big day.

  9. Ramona says:

    I’ve use fabric bags but never wrapped with fabric. I love learning new things.

  10. Grace Wong says:

    love it!

  11. Aparna says:

    this looks interesting.

  12. alisha says:

    So cute!

  13. Kaye Prince says:

    Oh yes! So cute, and really environmentally friendly!

  14. Terri HArlan says:

    Super cute I love the colors

  15. Mary says:

    I LOVE this! I’ve begun wrapping presents with vintage linens but would love to do something like this as well.

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