Looking for something that will really tie everything together at your holiday table this year? Then you’re going to love this Burlap Utensil Pocket!
When you decide to make a Burlap Table Runner, and end up with lots of extra fabric, you get creative with other ways to use it. That’s where this Burlap Utensil Pocket comes in to save the day. It not only uses up more of the burlap but really puts that finishing touch to my holiday table this year.
Burlap Utensil Pocket
Flatware pockets are simple and beautiful way to add a touch of softness and style to your place settings. Burlap is great to work with, it works with so many styles, colors, and textures of home decor. You keep it simple, add lace to dress it up a bit, or even a richer fabric like satin or velvet, attach silk leaves, flowers, buttons, or ribbon to personalize. These flatware pockets take no time to whip up and add such a pretty touch to your table- I was able to make 6 in less than 30 minutes.
¾” to 1” natural or grosgrain ribbon
Cut burlap rectangles to 18” long by 5” wide.
Cut a 5” piece of ribbon and sew 1” up from the bottom edge of the side you want to face out (it really doesnt matter which).
Fold up 5” flap of fabric so that the ribbon is facing outward,
Sew a ¼” ” seam on 3 sides of your burlap rectangle, leaving the bottom unsewn to create a pocket.
Pull thread from your sewn edges until you reach the seam to create a slightly frayed look-the seam will keep it from further unraveling.
Trim all excess threads to tidy up your pocket.
Press your pockets using an iron on the steam setting and spraying lightly with water, I cannot usually get the deeper ridges out of my burlap without some dampness.
NOTE: I was recently told by a friend to prewash your burlap before even cutting it because it make it soft and it takes that burlap smell out too.
Do you have any plans for your holiday table yet this year? Would you ever consider making simple Utensil Pockets of some type?