How to Make a Bag with a Furoshiki Using the Tesage Bukuro Method - Keiko Furoshiki

How to Make a Bag with a Furoshiki Using the Tesage Bukuro Method

In the realm of home and living, where sustainability meets style, innovative practices are capturing the attention of design-conscious individuals. If you're seeking an eco-friendly and fashionable way to carry your belongings, let us introduce you to the world of furoshiki, particularly the Tesage Bukuro method. This technique transforms a simple piece of fabric into a versatile and reusable bag that complements your lifestyle while reducing your environmental footprint.

What's a Furoshiki?

Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese art of wrapping objects with a square piece of cloth. These elegant fabrics have been used for centuries to carry items, wrap gifts, and create chic home accents. They're not just functional; they're also an embodiment of sustainable living and artistic expression.

Enter the Tesage Bukuro Method

The Tesage Bukuro method focuses on creating a reusable bag from a furoshiki. This technique is not only easy to learn but also offers a range of practical and aesthetic benefits.

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Instructions for the Tesage Bukuro Method

Begin by selecting a furoshiki that suits your style and the size of bag you'd like to create. Choose from our of Keiko Furoshiki's 8 fun prints

For an alternate version of the Tesage Bukuro method, check out this tutorial.

The Tesage Bukuro method is a versatile way to wrap small to medium-sized items into a little bag using a furoshiki. To tie a furoshiki using the Tesage Bukuro method:

  1. Begin by laying the cloth out on a flat surface with the patterned side facing down.
  2. Place the item you wish to wrap in the center of the cloth and gather the corners of the cloth together, bringing the edges up around the object.
  3. Next, tie the corners of the cloth together with a simple knot, forming a bag-like package.

This method is perfect for wrapping small items such as jewelry or even a small bag, it creates a neat and secure package while showcasing the furoshiki's design.

Before you venture out with your furoshiki bag, take a moment to adjust the folds and knots to ensure everything is secure. Once you're satisfied, you're ready to carry your items in a stylish and eco-friendly way.

Why Opt for Furoshiki Bags?

Furoshiki bags offer a multitude of benefits that align with modern lifestyles and values. By making a bag with a furoshiki using the Tesage Bukuro method, you're embracing:


By reusing a furoshiki as a bag, you're significantly reducing the need for single-use plastic bags, contributing to a greener planet.


Furoshiki bags can be adapted to various sizes and shapes, making them ideal for different occasions – from grocery shopping to a day at the beach.


The Tesage Bukuro method doesn't just create functional bags; it crafts fashion statements. The elegant folds and artistic designs of furoshiki add a touch of sophistication to your everyday routine.


With a wide range of furoshiki patterns and sizes available, you have the creative freedom to match your bag to your personal style.

In a world where conscious living and aesthetic appreciation go hand in hand, furoshiki bags offer a harmonious solution. The Tesage Bukuro method lets you carry your belongings in a way that's not only practical but also visually enchanting. Embrace this innovative practice and take a step towards a more sustainable and chic lifestyle.

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1 comment

Hi Keiko! I received an email regarding some Tatcha products I ordered and with it will come a furoshiki cloth.
I watched your tutorial that was on the email and I was so impressed by the cosmetic bag you created but the video was not step by step and I couldn’t see the entire process to make this bag…the finished product had handles and looked like it had some sort of elastic? Where you could pull it close and open it….it was an entirely different cosmetic bag from your tutorial on .com.
Will you pls send a complete step by step instructions on how I may get this style of a cosmetic bag?
Your assistance is greatly appreciated!


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