How to tie a Furoshiki in an Alternate Style of Bin Tsutsumi for Smaller Items - Keiko Furoshiki

How to tie a Furoshiki in an Alternate Style of Bin Tsutsumi for Smaller Items

Have you ever struggled with finding the perfect way to wrap a gift? Or maybe you're looking for an eco-friendly alternative to disposable bags? Look no further than the ancient Japanese art of furoshiki! In this blog post, we'll explore a second Bin Tsutsumi method of furoshiki wrapping, its history, where it's most useful, and provide you with step-by-step instructions. Get ready to impress your friends and reduce your environmental impact!

What is Furoshiki and Why Should You Use It?

Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that has been used for centuries. It was originally used to wrap and transport clothes to public baths, but its uses have expanded over time. Furoshiki is not only versatile, but it's also eco-friendly. By using furoshiki instead of disposable bags or wrapping paper, you can reduce waste and make a positive impact on the environment.

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Where is the Bin Tsutsumi Method Most Useful?

The Bin Tsutsumi method is particularly useful for wrapping cylindrical objects, such as bottles, jars, or tubes. It creates a neat and secure package that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Whether you're giving a gift or carrying items on the go, the Bin Tsutsumi method is a great choice.

There are two Bin Tsutsumi methods, each great for different sizes of items to wrap. The first one which we explained here, works well for tall items like wine bottles. This method below is great for anything shorter like jam jars or tea tins. 

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Bin Tsutsumi Method

  1. Start by laying the furoshiki flat on a clean surface, with the patterned side facing down.
  2. Place the item you want to wrap in the center of the furoshiki.
  3. Take the bottom corner and wrap it over your object and tuck it all the way under the item.
  4. Take the top corner and fold it over the item. 
  5. Take the two remaining corners, or wings, and wrap them around the item, crossing them, and joining them at the front. 
  6. Finish it off with a bow.

Voila! Your item is now wrapped in the bin tsutsumi style using furoshiki.

Remember, practice makes perfect! Don't be discouraged if your first attempt doesn't turn out exactly as you envisioned. With a little bit of practice, you'll become a furoshiki wrapping pro in no time.

So why not give furoshiki a try? Not only will you impress your friends and family with your wrapping skills, but you'll also be making a positive impact on the environment. Say goodbye to disposable bags and hello to the art of furoshiki. Wrap it up with the bin tsutsumi method and make a difference today!

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