Sunday, July 10, 2011

Furoshiki 2

Here's a more fashion-y pose with one of my furoshiki bags after we hit the town for a fancy dinner at Moto:

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Furoshiki Purse

This project is definitely one of my favorites. It involves the Japanese technique of folding fabric, Furoshiki. It can be used to wrap anything: gifts, groceries, and even wine bottles. My aunt found several YouTube video tutorials for me and my friends and we all picked it up in a snap. My aunt has a legendary fabric stash, so as soon as we decided to make purses, the sky was the limit!

Here's a great tutorial video:

A stylish handbag with no sewing! What could be better than that? 

Here are the three (showing restraint!!) purses I made:

These bags were so easy and quick to make. I can't wait to make more!