DIY Fabric Gift Wrap (Furoshiki)

by - June 28, 2021

 



A sustainable alternative to gift wrapping is furoshiki. Which is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to wrap gifts or carry belongings. The type of fabric that is most commonly used is cotton, silk, nylon, or rayon. I love using fabric instead of single-use gift wraps to reduce waste. Cloth wrapping doesn't only look gorgeous, but it can last a very long time. You can use various pattern designs or colors depending on who you are planning on gifting it to. I wanted to make the fabric wrap using materials I already had at home. I found these beautiful fabric scraps I've used in previous projects. They were perfect and came out better than I expected.


MATERIALS:

  • Fabric 
  • Scissors
  • Needle & thread or sewing machine
  • Optional: greenery or flowers


(Click here to watch the full tutorial on Jumrope or continue below for the step-by-step picture tutorial.)


DIRECTIONS:

1.) Cut the fabric to your desired size or depending on the size of your gift. (Mine measures 60 by 60 cm.)



2.) With the right side facing down, fold and press half an inch from the edge. 



3.) Fold and press the edge again. (Do this to each side.)



4.) Pin the edges so they won't unfold.



5.) Sew using a straight stitch by hand or with a sewing machine. 



6.) Do this to each side, and you are done!


7.) Decorate the gift with greenery or dried flowers.





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