How to make a gorgeous leaf bag.





The leaf bag is very popular, and so today I've drawn up some illustrations so that you can see how simple it is to make! The leaf bag is an excellent shopping bag, but I like to use mine as a kit bag - the 104cm large size furoshiki is especially good at carting things to the beach. Not only can you fit all manner of flip-flops, towels, and toys in there, it makes a perfect wrap to sit on once you're there!

Our 104cm Isa Monyo furoshiki in Chysanthemum red/blue created this stylish look, with just three simple knots. A smaller furoshiki simply creates a smaller bag. Here is our guide to making it:


1. Place your furoshiki facing right-side up, in a diamond shape.

2. Fold the furoshiki in half, bringing corner D up to meet corner C.

3. Tie a single knot in corner A. (Please refer to our guide to making a single knot in our FAQ section).

4. Replicate the position and size of single knot A in corner B.

5. Fold the two knots inwards so that they lie horizontally on the furoshiki.

6. Bring corner D down so that you can gently turn the furoshiki inside out.

7. Shake the bag out a little to shape it, and then take the two top corners, C and D and tie into a neat square knot. (You can find our guide to making a square knot on our FAQ section).


It's simple to learn how to make all sorts of furoshiki bags and gift wrapping. Just take a look at our Furoshiki Tutorials page for lots of ideas and videos.




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