This weekend I got my “craft on” and decided to make a couple of these pretty cutlery wraps; one for me and one for the present box.
They are so easy to make and all you need to be able to do is cut and sew straight lines on the sewing machine.
Armed with some bright coloured cotton fabrics, a ruler and pencil, some cotton tape for the tie and a sewing machine and away you go!
To make it easy for you and because I am a visual learner, I created a short video tutorial, but for those of you who prefer to read a step by step, here are the instructions:
- Cut two rectangles of coordinating fabric 50 x 25cm and place them right sides together.
- Cut 50cm of tape and fold it in half. Measure up 25cm on the long side of the rectangle and pin the tape so that the bulk of it is inside the rectangle parcel but the fold peaks out just enough be caught when sewing the side seams.
- Pin around the edges and then sew a 1cm seam around the two long sides and one of the short sides.
- Trim corners and turn the whole thing right side out pushing out the corners with the end of your scissors so that they are pointed.
- Iron it flat and tuck in 1cm on the open end in order for you to sew it closed.
- Sew a half centimetre around all four sides of the rectangle. Fold up one short side 11cm and pin. Sew the 11cm along both sides of the same edge at the half centimetre mark to create one large pocket.
- Mark 4 x 3cm pockets from the left side (the fifth large pocket will hold your napkin). Sew along the lines to create your pockets for cutlery etc.
- Depending on your cotton tape you may need to fold up and sew a half centimetre hem to stop the ends from fraying.
- Place your cutlery, drinking straw, and napkin in the pockets, roll up and go!
If you make one for yourself please give me a shout out, and be proud that you are helping to alleviate some of the load single use disposable plastics have on our environment.