Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Let's Roll!

My family has reunions about every weekend in the summer (ok, maybe not THAT often, but it seems like it!). As you probably know, reunions are potluck and you B.Y.O.S. (bring your own silverware). I made these nifty little silverware rolls as an easy way to keep the silverware, napkins, and even the salt and pepper organized! I found the idea in Good Housekeeping, August 2009.

First, start with a dish towel.
Fold the bottom up about one third. Stitch one end of the towel closed. Next, fold a ribbon (3 feet long) in half; sandwich an inch of the ribbon's fold into the towel's other, unsewn end; sew together to form one large pocket.

Divide the pocket into four utensil-sized (about two inches) and one napkin-sized sections by sewing vertical lines along the pocket.
Then, to cover my stitching, I glued ribbon along the outside edges.

Check it out!!
The top folds down to cover the utensils and keep them from slipping out.

Roll it up, tie, and be on your merry way!!

Super easy! I gave it as a gift to Mom and Dad with a casserole dish with insulated carrying case, and a cookbook; the perfect family reunion combo!

I'm linking this to my favorite linky parties!


glor said...

This is not only super functional but oh so adorable. What a great idea, gift!

rebecca said...

I love love love this!!! For sure it's a highlight!!!! Thanks for linking!

Pat said...

Thanks, Shannon ... I was the lucky recipient of the silverware holder in our homemade Christmas (your idea) drawing. I'm putting it in my picnic basket that I take to all family reunions.

Pat said...

I got my silverware roll out of the picnic basket today and took it to work with my brown bag lunch. Great idea for a neat and tidy lunch.

Lauren said...

what a cute idea! Wish I could sew so I could try this out! I saw your post on Giggles, Glitz and Glam

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

How genius! And cute. ;)

Ani said...

That's such a cute idea. I'll have to keep that in mind for gifts this summer :) Thanks for the tutorial.

Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

What an awesome idea! I've never seen anything like this before. It would be great for picnics and parties.

I'd love it if you would like this project on our new Party themed blog link party here: