DIY SIMPLE TRAVEL CUTLERY HOLDER

This cutlery holder is  great for work or school lunches.  Easy to use and care for.

This is a simple and fun project and you don’t have to be an expert sewer.  The cutlery holder is something everyone will enjoy and it makes a wonderful gift!

Materials you will need:  

1.  Fabric napkin should measure at least 18” x 19” – I purchased mine at Home Sense

2.  Cotton twill or any ribbon you choose to use

3.  Matching sewing thread

4.  Sewing machine

5.  Scissors

6.  Pins

7.  Iron 

8.  Measuring tape

9.  Cutlery and straw – I purchased mine at Bulk Barn.  The cutlery was $6.99 and stainless steel straw was $0.99.

Ready to start this project!

1. Your dinner napkin should measure 18” x 18 3/4″ when ironed out.  Make sure you iron your dinner napkin before starting this project.  I even give it a little stretch right and left and top and bottom, just to straighten out the fabric.  

2.  Measure the length of the cutlery holder:  From the top right hand corner of your napkin, (wrong side facing up) measure 7 1/2“ across (right to left).  Mark the measurement and cut right down (top to bottom) of your napkin.  This is the entire length of the cutlery holder.

3.  Now measure the pouch:  Using the bottom left portion of the dinner napkin (wrong side facing up) measure 7″ left to right and 7 1/2” from bottom of napkin to the top of the pouch.    Cut out pouch.  There will be 1/2” seam allowances for the right and bottom seam of the pouch.  I only allowed 1/2″ for these two seams.  This will give less fabric bulk to sew through when assembling the holder.

4.    Now the fun begins!!!    The pattern is designed for 1″ seam so you can create a double fold  for a  nice seam  finish.  I love using my iron to press the seam down before sewing.  Your fabric should now be 6 1/2” across with the left seam folded and ready to sew.

5.  Creating the top left corner of your full length holder:  When folding over the upper left corner,  design it to match the already made dinner napkin corner on the top right.  Take care not to make the corner look too bulky.    If the corner was designed with a mitered corner (as mine is) you will need to cut some of the fabric under the fold so the corner will lay flat.

6.  To prepare for sewing  the pouch on as well as  the left full seam:   Measure 1/2” for  the bottom and the left seam and press with iron.  Do the same to prepare the pouch.  Measure 1/2 ” for the bottom and the left seam.   Line up pouch with bottom of the full length cutlery holder.  Pin the pouch and full length seam in place.  

7.  Measure the ribbon:  Cut 13” of cotton twill ribbon.  Fold the ribbon in half and tuck folded portion between your pouch and your full length fabric.  Place the top of the ribbon 3 inches from the top of the pouch and pin into place.  

8  Starting at the upper left corner begin to sew the left seam by sewing a “staystitch” (this is done by sewing forwards and backwards at the beginning of a seam to secure the seam).  Continue sewing the pouch taking care to sew the ribbon in place.  Use the “staystitch” at the end of seam as well.   Voila, your pouch and ribbon are in place.

9.  Now to sew cutlery sections:   This all depends on the size of the cutlery you will be placing in your holder.  Measure accordingly.  Don’t worry if all the sections are not equal as each piece of cutlery may vary in size. Sew the sections in a straight line and assemble your holder.

10.  Congratulations!!!   You can now do the happy dance.  Enjoy!!

 

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DIY SIMPLE TRAVEL CUTLERY HOLDER


Description

This cutlery holder is  great for work or school lunches.  Easy to use and care for.

This is a simple and fun project and you don’t have to be an expert sewer.  The cutlery holder is something everyone will enjoy and it makes a wonderful gift!


Ingredients

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Materials you will need:

1.  Fabric napkin should measure at least 18” x 19” – I purchased mine at Home Sense

2.  Cotton twill or any ribbon you choose to use

3.  Matching sewing thread

4.  Sewing machine

5.  Scissors

6.  Pins

7.  Iron

8.  Measuring tape

9.  Cutlery and straw – I purchased mine at Bulk Barn.  The cutlery was $6.99 and stainless steel straw was $0.99.


Instructions

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