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HOW TO: Make a Furoshiki Gift Wrap Satchel Out of an Old Shirt
by Yuka Yoneda, 12/11/14
If you're looking for a fun alternative to regular gift wrapping paper that isn't as wasteful, why not try the shirt off your back? Okay, so you don't actually have to use the one you're wearing right now; any old shirt that you no longer need will do - as long as it has long sleeves. We applied a technique from the ancient Japanese art of furoshiki (cloth-wrapping) to a shirt to create a simple satchel to present and carry a gift in, and you can too with our DIY instructions. We're sure that the recipient will be intrigued by this unique packaging, which they can reuse or even wear, and you'll always be able to remind them of the time that you gave them the shirt off your own back.
- A long sleeved shirt. The thinner the shirt, the easier it will be to turn it into a satchel.
- A gift to wrap (one that will fit in the center of your shirt with at least 6 inches or so to spare on the sides will work best)
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