5 simple ways to fold furoshiki

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Furoshiki appeals to you, but you’re wondering how to use it to wrap your gifts this year? Here are 5 easy ways to fold furoshiki!

#1: OTSUKAI TSUTSUMI

This way of folding furoshiki is suitable for any object—large or small—that is rectangular in shape, like books, puzzles, a jewelry box or an assortment of delicious chocolates.

Step 1: Place the furoshiki on a flat surface and unfold it completely. Lay it out in a diamond shape in front of you and place the object in the centre. Then fold the far corner towards you.

Step 2: Gently lift the corner closest to you towards the far corner.

Step 3: Lift the two remaining opposite corners, making sure the fabric is smooth and the fold is neat.

Step 4: Tie these two corners together to form a pretty bow.

#2: BIN TSUTSUMI

This way of folding the furoshiki is recommended to wrap a bottle of wine, fancy oil or any other precious elixir!

Step 1: Place the furoshiki on a flat surface and unfold it completely. Lay it out in a diamond shape in front of you and place the object in the centre. 

Step 2: Take two opposite corners, pull them up over the neck of the bottle and twist them before tying them together.

Step 3: Wrap the two remaining corners around the bottle in two different directions.

Step 4: Tie the two corners that were just wrapped together.

#3: SUIKA TSUTSUMI

For wrapping a round-shaped object, this way of folding the furoshiki will work best! It is also a great technique for using the furoshiki as a bag.

Step 1: Place the furoshiki on a flat surface and unfold it completely. Lay it out so that it forms a diamond shape in front of you and place the item in the centre. 

Step 2: Straighten two corners that are side by side and tie them together. Then do the same with the remaining two corners.

Step 3: Slide two of the knotted corners together inside the loop formed by the two opposite knotted corners.

Step 4: Pull on the two knotted corners you just slid through and take your gift bag on the road!

#4: ENTOU TSUTSUMI

This way of folding the furoshiki allows you to wrap a long object, such as a baguette, a cigar box or another long shaped gift.

Step 1: Place the furoshiki on a flat surface and unfold it completely. Lay it out in a diamond shape in front of you and place the object at the end closest to you.

Step 2: Roll the object from the corner closest to you to the corner furthest from you.

Step 3: Take the two corners at either end of the object and bring them together.

Step 4: Then tie the two corners together!

#5: YOTSU MUSUBI

This folding is recommended for wrapping a cubic-shaped object, such as toys for kids, or a square-shaped gift package. It will look like a classic gift wrap with a “decorative bow” on top!

Step 1: Place the furoshiki on a flat surface and spread it out completely. Lay it out so that it forms a diamond shape in front of you and place the item in the centre. 

Step 2: Bring two opposite corners to the top of the box and tie them together. 

Step 3: Then do the same with the remaining two opposite corners.

Step 4: Be sure to smooth out the fabric at the folds to make the gift wrapping look good!

Practice makes perfect

If you’re just starting out, it’s normal that your first few folds won’t be perfect! But I’m sure that with the right setup and a few attempts, you’ll quickly become a master of the art of furoshiki folding.

Grab your furoshiki on the shop now and get started!

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So, which way of folding the furoshiki do you like the most? Tell me in the comments below!

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