DIY Scarf Bag

In Accessories, DIY, How-To, Japan on October 31, 2010 by Naoko Takano

I noticed on Outsapop this short n sweet little video on how to create a bag from any scarf.

Originally from Do It Yourself Fashion & Accessories.

But the art of using a scarf as a bag is not a new one…in fact, the furoshiki (basically a large scarf) has been used since the early 1600’s in Japan as a carryall/gift wrap/bag/multifunctional accessory.  From the Ministry of the Government of Japan, here is Minister Koike’s illustrated guide to using a furoshiki (with the recommendation that the Japanese people should start using them more, as they are eco-friendly, re-usable, and reduce plastic bag waste).  Here are14 different ways to tie it:

(Click to enlarge)

What do you think?  Do you have any beautiful scarves that might be repurposed into a casual bag or wrap?


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2 Responses to “DIY Scarf Bag”

  1. And here I thought I was so creative when I did it! Didn't know it was standard to an entire culture! 🙂

  2. @freedaSorry:-( There's pretty much nothing in fashion that is a new idea anymore; it's just where you can put your own personal stamp on the recycling of an idea that can differentiate you.

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