Romantic Burlap Silverware Holders are so easy and quick to make. They make any place setting look romantic. Gosh you could even use plastic silverware and these holders would make them look cute and sweet. Wanna make your own? If so, follow along.
Look how crooked my burlap was. It is easy, however to straighten it. Simply take a fiber from the edge and pull completely out of the fabric. You can see the lightened line. Cut there. Straight burlap. That is your first step, straighten your burlap.
You now have a straight edge and from that edge, measure in 4 inches and pull a fiber again to have another straight edge. You need one 4″ x 16″ piece of burlap for each silverware holder. Be sure to cut off any salvages too.
Take a 4″ x 16″ piece of burlap and fold in half. I pressed mine to square it up since burlap can get wiggly on you.
From your piece folded in half, fold down one side 2-1/2 ” and pin in place.
Using a very narrow zig zag stitch, stitch all raw edges. You must stitch the folded one edge first. Unpin if necessary, stitch along the edge with the zip zag stitch. Use the edge of your presser foot as a guide. Pin back in place.
Now stitch both sides and the top. I start on the bottom of one side, stitch up and off the fabric. Rotate the fabric, stitch along the top, starting at one edge and stitching off the fabric. Rotating the fabric again and stitching all the way down and off the fabric again.
Pull all the fibers out up to the zig zag stitching. This gives the silverware holder that nice country chic look. Before to pull the fibers out on the piece you stitched down too. They pull right out from under the stitching with a little tug.
I followed these instructions for making the flowers. I didn’t put felt behind them though. I hot glued them down. That is it. You are done. These take only a couple minutes to make from start to finish. Not only are they perfect for Valentine’s Day, they would be a perfect hostess gift or for selling at craft fairs. I made these last week and just yesterday I saw some almost exactly the same in an Etsy ad. They were selling for 4 for $18.00. That isn’t bad for only a few minutes of your time.
I made these with what I had on hand. It was snowy and oh so cold here and I wasn’t going anywhere. Today I was looking for fabric for a quilt and was looking at Online Fabric Store and came across this burlap fabric. Oh my gosh. I almost gasped out loud. Are they not spectacular? These would be so beautiful with the printed burlap. And this burlap is only $3.95 a yard. Beautiful. (Click on the fabric swatch and it will take you to the site.)
As always, if you have any questions, just ask.
See you next time.