Cutlery Pockets Tutorial {Handmade Christmas}

Welcome to the next instalment of my Handmade Christmas Series.

Festive Cutlery Pockets! Super cute and easy to make.
 Project 2 - Cutlery Pockets

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 cutlery 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.

Christmas Cutlery Pocket


  1. These are super cute! Thank you for sharing.

  2. These would be great for a picnic because the plastic cutlery always blows off the table. Thanks for the idea.

  3. Very fun! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you for the tutorial!

  5. Could also embroider the name of the guest on the front lower half of the cutlery holder as a "name card" and gift. Nice idea for BBQs, picnics, bridal or baby showers.

  6. How cute these are!!! Love the seasonal idea. Thank you for sharing and the tutorial! Even though Christmas is gone can't wait to make some for next year. :)

  7. These are adorable and very cute. Going to be making them with my younger grand-daughters. Thank You.

  8. I love this cutlery pattern, Thank you so much for sharing you inspiration. I think I will make some for Christmas gifts for daughters and my church family.


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