Last updated on March 5th, 2023 at 02:15 am
This Tea Towel Cutlery Roll pattern shows you how to sew a quick and easy holder for your cutlery.
I use this holder for my outdoor cutlery. It’s a convenient way to get dinner set up on the deck or eliminate plastic cutlery for picnics. You only need one tea towel but it will hold a complete cutlery setting for 12.
For a smaller project, ideal for lunch box cutlery, check out how to sew a denim cutlery pouch from recycled blue jeans.
Time: Less than an hour
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You will need:
- tea towel
- sewing thread
- 30″ of ribbon
- pins (Amazon)
Sewing Instructions: Easy Tea Towel Cutlery Roll Pattern
It’s a good idea to wash your tea towel before sewing and iron it if it it’s a little wrinkled.
Lay your towel flat (right side down) and fold up one end, approximately 7 inches (this will vary depending on the size of your tea towel).
The following diagrams show the simple steps of sewing this pattern together.
Sewing Pattern Diagram Details and Pattern How-To’s
See Diagram 1 – towel to be folded along dotted line.
Fold a strip of ribbon (Approximately 30 inches long) in half. Insert the folded edge of your ribbon, between the wrong sides of your towel, as indicated on diagram 2.
Pin your ribbon in place and pin together (wrong sides) the side seams. Measure equal amounts to divide your towel for the insertion of cutlery. I used a measurement of 2 1/2 inches. This will vary depending on the size of your tea towel. Be sure to allow a large enough opening for the insertion of your cutlery.
Pin the divisions (as indicated by dotted lines in diagram 2) in place.
Sew together the side seams and a straight stitch through all of the divisions. Be sure to secure your end stitches. That’s it!
Fold the top flap down over your cutlery and roll from the side without the ribbon strip. Wrap your ribbon around and tie.
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