My cousin’s shower had a rustic burlap vibe and I wanted to tie it all together on the tables. I had a lot of leftover burlap from her door wreath, so I thought using it to make some silverware pockets would be cute and easy. I made two versions – one no-sew (the one above) and one with sewing. I made some of both for Leah’s shower, and I’m excited to use the silverware pockets again for other events – like Christmas!
Rolled fabric or burlap (tight-knit burlap is best)
Needle and thread (optional)
Cut a strip of fabric between 9 and 10 inches long.
Fold the bottom of the fabric up so there’s a 1 to 2 inch uncovered spot at the top.
Flip the fabric over. On the right edge, mark three evenly spaced horizontal lines. Repeat on the left edge (as seen below).
On the bottom edge (the folded edge) mark two evenly spaced vertical lines.
Cut through both folds of the fabric, making sure your cuts go along the lines you drew in the previous step (so vertical cuts along the bottom and horizontal cuts on the sides).
Cut a 27-inch piece of ribbon.
Flip the fabric back over, then weave the ribbon through the cuts in the fabric.
Tie a bow across the top and cut any excess ribbon.
You can also sew up the sides if you’re handy with a sewing machine.
On the back of your sewed fabric, mark two vertical lines. Cut with your scissors.
Cut 16-inches of ribbon.
Weave your ribbon through the two holes, then tie a bow. Cut excess fabric.
Add your silverware! Look how cute! And you can switch out the ribbon depending on your color scheme. Fancy!
Any questions, let me know! Have fun!
Cute. You could also achieve the look of the sewn pocket (which I love) by using glue.
I read the title as “silverware rocket” on feedly and was quite intrigued. I demand a DIY rocket out of silverware, dammit!
Gurl, Annie’s Friends video is on Perez Hilton!
This is so cute – and simple. They would be great for when my adult sons, who still have trouble remembering what side each piece of cutlery goes on, are on table setting duty for family gatherings. They can load the silverware into the pockets in any order they want (I can’t be picky) and place them on top of the plates.
Adorable!!!!! Hello, Thanksgiving!!!!