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June 15, 2016

diy utensil holder

DIY Utensil Holder: Pack your lunch with style! Roll-style, that is. Make a reusable utensil holder to carry your cutlery to and from the office or school.
Happy Wednesday - I hope you all are doing well & taking care of yourselves.
For the past couple of weeks I've been feeling what I can only describe as writers-block-but-for-crafting. Yikes - it happens every once in a while, which is a problem as I all I care to do in my down time is make stuff. As is often the lucky case, my fiancé came to the rescue! She wanted a carrying case for her utensils. Heather's all about the brown bag lunch & frankly her & her little lunchbox full of salad & fruit is adorable. She asked me to make her something cute to tote her silverware to and from the office. Taking note from the rolled needle case I made a while back, this project was born. Hooray problem-solving!
DIY Utensil Holder: Rolled & ready to go. Sew a quick & easy silverware carrier to cut down on your use of plasticware.
The biggest difference between this roller as opposed the last one I made for my crochet hooks & knitting needles is the flap. The top of this one folds down to keep all the stuff inside once it's rolled up. 
DIY Utensil Holder: Step-By-Step
What you'll need: 
  • Non-stretch fabric, one 16 x 8" piece
  • Lining fabric, one 16 x 8" piece & one 6 x 8" piece (for pocket)
  • Cord, ribbon, or string for tying - 16-18"
  • Sewing machine & notions
  • Utensils for reference
How to:
  • Lay both 16 x 8" pieces of fabrics on each other, ride side in. Pin the rectangles in place, & leave an opening about 7" from the bottom along one side. Sew along the perimeter of the fabrics, leaving the opening. Turn right-side out through the opening. Fold cord in half, & place in the opening. Stitch in place, simultaneously closing the gap.
  • Sew a hem along one alongside of the lining pocket piece (the 6 x 8" rectangle). Pin hemline up at the bottom of the piece made in step 1. Topstitch along all edges of the piece made in step 1, simultaneously sewing three sides of the pocket down. 
  • Using the utensils for reference, stitch down the pocket to create smaller pockets. These should be around 1-1.5".
  • To use: Place utensils in pockets, fold top flap down to meet with pocket, roll, & tie!
DIY Utensil Holder: Handmade carrier for your silverware. Learn how to make your own with this step-by-step tutorial.
I also made one for myself - now if I can just remember to actually take it to work with me.

xoxo,
-m.e.

P.S. Keep this reuse/recycle party going & make an eco-friendly coffee cup sleeve.

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