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Carry books in style!
Furoshiki is the Japanese art of folding fabric - primarily to carry objects such as a bottle or bento box, or to wrap a gift. To learn how to wrap just about anything that will hold still go to furoshiki.com and see what Japan's Department of the Environment has to say on the matter!

This one's my favorite. Carry your beach reading in the cutest little handbag!

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  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Furoshiki For Books - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a square of fabric large enough to go around both books twice.

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Furoshiki For Books - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lay your books toward two of the corners, and fold those corners up and over each book. Tuck the tails in under the books for neatness and stability. Ignore my knee, again.

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Furoshiki For Books - Step 3
    Step 3

    Flip each book in toward the center. If the books are small or the fabric is large you can put an extra flip in. You just need a little space between them.

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Furoshiki For Books - Step 4
    Step 4

    pull the two remaining corners across the gap to the opposite sides. It'll be loose, don't worry.

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Furoshiki For Books - Step 5
    Step 5

    Here comes the magic! Flip the two books together, like you're closing one big book. You can see that my tails are uneven here - and that's not a big deal.

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Furoshiki For Books - Step 6
    Step 6

    wind the tails up a little and tie a square knot at the tips. Tada! You have a supercute handbag that's actually your trashy novels or nursing reference books!

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Jayme
Jayme · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 4 projects
I <3 furoshiki! Happy
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Jasmin N.
Jasmin N. · Campbell River, British Columbia, CA · 9 projects
omg! sweet for college text books.
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