Welcome to the next instalment of my my Handmade Christmas series.
Festive Cutlery Pockets! Super cute and easy to make.
What you need:
A. (2) 4 1/2” x 10 1/2” print fabrics (background)
B. (1) 4 1/2” x 12” print fabric
C. (1) 4 1/2” x 10 1/2” fusible fleece (eg pellon) or thin batting and basting spray will work too
D. (1) 4 1/2” x 6” fusible fleece (eg pellon) (above)
5” ric rac (or ribbon)
General sewing supplies
Fold the B piece in half and press the fold with a hot iron. Open it back out, place the fusible pellon on one (of these newly created halves) and fuse into place.
Fold the B piece back in half, align the ric rac on the top section (approximately 1” below the pressed fold and pin in place. Sew the ric rac through all the layers.
Fuse the remaining piece of pellon to the back of one of the background rectangles.
On a flat surface, place the A. rectangle (with the pellon) face up, the pocket section with the lower raw edges aligned and the the remaining A. background rectangle on top with the right side facing down.
Sew all the way around leaving a 4” gap for turning.
Clip the corners and turn out the cutlery pocket.
Use a chop stick or knitting needle to push out the the corners so they’re nice and sharp.
Fold the raw opening edges in and press the cutlery pocket.
Sew a 1/8” top stitch all the way around the cuterly pocket
Now go forth and make lots and lots for all of your dinner guests.
BTW: These can be used for any time of year, so why not make some with seasonal fabrics for your next casual BBQ lunch.