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Burlap Silverware Holders

Today I whipped up 30 burlap silverware holders to be used this upcoming summer for parties and b.b.q.'s...
Ever since I saw these silverware holders I've wanted some... so I decided today was the day to whip some up. I have  a lot of burlap in various size widths in my fabric stash. I had one roll that was eight inches wide, so I simply cut that in half the entire length of the roll and then cut it again every fourteen inches.

I pulled out some of my lace and folded that over the edge of the silverware pocket for added strength to the holders. Since these are made from burlap, I felt this would possibly make these last a little longer.

 Then it was just a matter of sewing the lace on each one and then zig-zagging around each piece to create the pockets. I practiced on some burlap scraps and tried each size of the zig-zag stitch until I found one that held a lot of the strings in place-- the wide zig-zag stitch was the one I ended up using.
Lastly, I added a twine bow to finish off each silverware holder. I used hot glue on the backside of the bows loops and none on the tails of the bows. They are not budging...

Each silverware holder I made was made using a 4"x14" piece of burlap. I folded up the pockets edge at 4 1/2" from the bottom before sewing up the sides. Easy~peasy.
 
 That was fun.... now what to work on? *wink*
big hugs,

3 comments:

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: you are very creative. It is very beautiful and interesting creation. The table is very elegant .. We keep in touch

vivian said...

Cute! hmmm...i have a lot of burlap...
happy day!
xoxo
vivian

Jeanie said...

These are awfully cute. I think I could make these. Very fun and I can see them on the pirate patio!