Saturday, June 25, 2011

crafts:: diy fabric bags

so my collection of pretty fabric grew and ate up one of daniel's shelves. and the poor man only had a few to start with... 

the problem with fabric is, you don't always buy what you need it, you end up buying more cos "oh-its-soooo-cute-im-sure-i-will-make-something-with-it-soon" or "i-think-xxx-will-look-good-in-a-dress-made-from-this". so instead of letting them sit for eternity, i've recently thought of new ideas of how to use them! :) 

in japan, they call this furoshiki.
using fabric, you can make bags, wrap bento boxes, gift-wrap.. the options are endless! 

this bag is great to throw in a hankie, cellphone and wallet for a quick errand. 
its pretty roomy inside actually!! 

and here's how::

i started with a 50 x 50 cm silk hankie...
the typical furoshiki size ranges from 45 cm - 230 cm.

fold a triangle with the right side facing each other.

knot both ends.

turn it right side out.. 

tie a cute little double-knot. 

and you're done! :) 

if you're out shopping and need an extra carrier pronto, this would be a great way to make one on the go. enjoy your bag!!



  1. oooh i love! you must take me textile shopping in japan and show me some of your crafty magic :)

  2. @Tricia

    sure thing hon! :) i go fabric shopping ALL the time!!

  3. ok! this craft i can do! haha. i like it. very organic.

  4. @fenzc

    you sure can! actually your mummy can make the world for you!! i would be embarassed if she saw my sewing!!

  5. @kennytricia

    this on is funny right!? but you can do it with any fabric!

  6. Thanks for tip..recently bought box of 30+ vintage scarves (many silk and from Japan) and didn't really know what to do with them.

  7. @Sis-O

    great! :) there are a tonne more ideas! i'll post them when i get good pictures!

  8. What a great idea! Love it!
    Thank you so much for linking it up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see more of your creativity tonight! :)


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