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This Japanese wrapping cloth is a fun and earth-friendly way to package gifts, especially with a mouse that’s ready to celebrate!

Stitches
Knot stitch
Satin stitch
Backstitch
Lazy daisy

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Make different sizes and shapes for all kinds of gifts. Complete your crafted wrapping with a handmade tag safety-pinned onto the cloth.

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  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Holiday Mouse Furoshiki Cloth - Step 1
    Step 1

    Choose a holiday mouse motif and transfer the pattern onto one corner of the plain fabric, then embroider the designs using three strands of embroidery floss for each color. Stitch the mouse body gray and use colors of your choosing for the accessories. Use knot stitches for the eyes, satin stitch for the nose, and backstitch for everything else.

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Holiday Mouse Furoshiki Cloth - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place the smaller fabric square on the corner of the larger fabric square with right sides together and with the embroidery toward the center. Sew a straight line across the smaller square, from corner to corner.

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Holiday Mouse Furoshiki Cloth - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut off the corner of the plain square, 1⁄4 inch (6 mm) from the line of stitching. Press the embroidered corner down along the seam.

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Holiday Mouse Furoshiki Cloth - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold and press the hem over twice, and pin a hem along all four edges, then sew around the cloth.

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Holiday Mouse Furoshiki Cloth - Step 5
    Step 5

    To use the cloth, place it on a table wrong side up with the gift in the center. Wrap the corner opposite the embroidery over the gift, then wrap the embroidered corner over the first fold.

  • How to make a furoshiki / wrap. Holiday Mouse Furoshiki Cloth - Step 6
    Step 6

    Bring the remaining corners to the center and tie a knot.

    backstitch
    lazy daisy
    knot stitch
    satin stitch
    embroidery (wrong side)
    cut away corner
    wrap first corner
    sew corner to corner
    wrap embroidered corner
    fold back 
and press seam
    knot remaining corners
    press 
and hem

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