I don't like to waste things, so lately I've been interested in furoshiki. Furoshiki is a Japanese cloth wrap originally used to carry bundles, tie up clothes, and now used mainly as a way to wrap gifts. I like these wraps for giving handmade gifts. And since I've got tons of fabric scraps, I can make a fabric wrap almost easier than wrapping with paper.
Then cut a square.
I admit it, I was lazy -actually in a rush- and didn't turn under the edges and miter the corner. Ursel brought over our gift yesterday and Ashok gave us a gift on Saturday, so I'm behind a couple of days.
I used pinking shears so no sewing was needed as this will keep the fabric from unraveling too much.
But you really should turn under the edges and miter the corners.
I made a little box to hold the cookies.
I teach my students this box as it is easy and adaptable.
I knew I wanted a smallish box so I used paper 9x12. Fold in half (like a book); open, fold each side to the middle making four sections.
Open and fold the other direction into three sections. You can measure (3 inch squares) or you can estimate (which is what I do). You should have 12 three-inch squares.
Cut 3 times on both sides of the box on the longer sides. Then the box folds up almost magically.
I added a little wax paper liner inside, but probably not necessary. But then again, Ursel is German so I don't like to offend.
Then make a little lock hinge thing for closing the box. Trim the side flaps for the top to make it close a little easier. Punch a couple of holes through the hinge and the side and thread a ribbon through the holes.