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Monday, April 7, 2014

Pretty Cutlery Pocket

Last Friday I shared a tablescape with you that featured a sweet pocket for silverware…flowers…a small gift. Today I offer a super easy tutorial on how to create it.


Any ideas what I made the pocket from?

A few years ago my sister in law had given me a box of sewing notions that had belonged to my mother in law. Included was scraps of vintage drapery pleating tape. I hung on to the bits because you can rarely find cotton pleating tape anymore.


After a good ironing I took a 26 inch piece and created a 1/2 inch double fold hem on one end.


Flipping the pleating tape over I laid out the cutlery and decided how deep the pocket should be and then ironed it in place. You can also see that I created another 1/2 inch double folded hem at the top of the pocket.


Sew the top edge of the pocket hem first and then sew up the two sides. (While you could hot glue the fabric in place I wanted the pockets to be washable.)

The pocket can then be filled with so many pretty things.


Happy Monday!


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chateau chic said...

These are so pretty, Laura! Fun to use with any seasonal tablescape.
Mary Alice

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is so clever. I love this idea.

WendyBee said...

Great! I love when somebody makes something new out of something old. Bonus points when it is not just functional, but attractive too.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Very pretty, Laura! You are right that this is hard to come by! I last used it over 20 years ago to make pinch pleat drapes!

Mari said...

Oh my these are adorable, what a great idea ;-) thanks for sharing....


Sarah said...

This makes a beautiful and elegant presentation.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Laura, these are adorable... and very chic! I love the fabric you used and the wonderful diy!

Bonnie said...

Very clever DIY both pretty and functional. Your tablescape is very attractive. I know the birthday party was enjoyable.

Nancy Keslin said...

so pretty and so very chic. what a great use for the older fabric.

Auntie Em said...

Wow, I thought maybe you had used some ribbon to make them but that is an even better idea. It's tough and durable and very clever!
Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas! :)