Furoshiki is a Japanese method of tying a piece of cloth into a wrapping or in this case a kickin' bag. This one is a lot bigger than most you'd need but the purse I made my wife out of a 3 foot by 3 foot sheet of scrap cloth I got from the store got me thinking how big these things can get. So, I grabbed an old bed sheet and cut it up and hemmed it to be about 7 feet on a side and made this beast. I wonder how that 'stop-rip' stuff the military uses to make uniforms would do.
Ok, I'd explain more about the history of the Furoshiki method but I'll let Furoshiki.com do it.
Furoshiki is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that was frequently used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods. Although possibly dating back as far as the Nara period, the name, meaning "bath spread", derives from the Edo period practice of using them to bundle clothes while at the sento (public baths). Before becoming associated with public baths, furoshiki was known as hiradzutsumi, or flat folded bundle. Eventually, the furoshiki's usage extended to serve as a means for merchants to transport their wares or to protect and decorate a gift.
Step 1: Cut the sheet to size.
Since bed sheets aren't square, I had to do some adjusting. I cut it 0.5 inches long to accommodate the hem I would put in later. I made a mark about every two feet so I could make the line as straight as possible.
Step 2: Hem the edge.
I didn't get any pics of this step but you get the idea. Fold over the cut edge twice and run it through a sewing machine to get a nice clean edge.