Sunday, April 4, 2010

Crafts: Dish Towel Cutlery Carrier

These carriers are easy to make and provide a useful way to provide cutlery at a picnic or bbq.  The towel can be used as a napkin as well.  If you have access to an Ocean State Job Lot, these 100% cotton towels were 4 for $2.00.  Can't beat the price.
Start with a standard dish towel about 15 x 24 1/2.  Lay the towel, pattern side down, and fold up 7" from the 15" side.  With a sewing machine, stitch one end of the folded towel closed.  Next, fold the ribbon in half; sandwich about 1/2 inch of the ribbon's fold into the towel's other open side.  Sew together to form one large pocket.  
Form the three 2 1/2" pockets by sewing vertical lines through folded towel.  
The top of the towel will be a flap to cover the silverware once you roll the tote.  Tie the ribbon around the roll to close.
  
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52 comments:

The Decorating Diaries said...

Those would really be great at a picnic and I love the red and white.

Allison Shops said...

Love this idea. Thanks!

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Sherry said...

That is awesome! Perfect for a picnic! Ideas are swimming in my head for summer!
Sherry

Ann said...

Great idea! I love it and the colors of your towels. Thanks for posting and sharing.

Nancy said...

This idea is adorable...this would be great for buffet style serving, an outdoor gathering or picnic. It's cute and clever!

Anne said...

What a neat idea - these would be a great addition to a picnic-themed gift basket!

Laurie said...

Love your idea! Practical+Attractive=My Favorite Type of Project! Come see my cloth napkin wreath idea here:

http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com/2010/03/kitchen-wreath-with-storage-includes.html

Laurie from Scene of the Grime

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

HI! I just found your site through cookies and cupcakes! I can't wait to visit here more looks like i will be learning a thing or two :) these dish towels are so creative! i love it!

Meg said...

Great idea~I can't wait to try this out for the summer picnics and camping trips!

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Jane said...

These are fabulous. I love the idea of having the cutlery carrier and a napkin all rolled into one.
Thanks for the tutorial.
Jane

Greyscale Territory said...

This is such a clever idea! No more rattling cutlery when the car goes over a bump! It's all cushioned! And the towel itslef is a lovely bright pattern!

Jenn said...

oooooo, I want this. I take my lunch to work nearly every day - and my fork always makes holes in the plastic bag. Genius!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

ok this is just tooooooo cute and it seems easy! i think i'm trying this for my picnic days in the Park this summer!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Brilliant idea and SO cute!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for bringing your neat idea to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY! Hope you had a good time:)

Blessings,
Linda

Misty said...

What a smart idea!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"1!

Rachel Lynn said...

That would be perfect for camping trips or picnics!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Very, very impressive! I love it. You know -- just seeing this basket full of wrapped utensils makes me want to prepare a picnic! This was a very creative idea and I'm so glad you shared it on the boardwalk Bragfest! I'm bookmarking this project as it is one that I would like to try!!!

Beth- the mama bee said...

fun! I'm thinking a picnic is in order!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Oh my goodness, that is so clever and cute. Thanks for sharing.
Teresa

Suzanne said...

That is a really original and cute idea. Loved it!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Wonderful idea! And like another poster said: great for picnics!

Jeanine

Jessica Hills said...

Such a great idea!

Michelle said...

What a great idea! I think this would make a great gift as well.

:) Michelle

Joy said...

What a great idea....I am going to give it a try. They would be great in the picnic basket or a bridal shower gift.
Joy

TidyMom said...

What a GREAT idea!! and I agree with others.....would make a terrific gift!

Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a GREAT weekend!

Veronica said...

Great idea and so simple.

Leanne said...

I love this idea. Love the red and white too. Thanks for sharing your idea.

Jennifer @ The Thrifty Cardinal said...

What a great idea--a set of these carriers and a picnic basket would make a great engagement/birthday gift! Love your color choice, too!

The Local Cook said...

ok I need to make one of those! I have lots of fabric from when I thought I'd have time to make my own clothes. I'm discovering that household items are much faster (they dont' need as much fitting!) I've subscribed to you in Google Reader. Hope you're enjoying the UBP!

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

awesome for family get togethers~

Susan said...

I am going to have to try this! How cute! I am going to have to follow you so I can keep up with the crafty things! Come by and see me!

Susan

http://heknowstheplanshehasforus.blogspot.com/

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Perfect for a picnic! Love the color of the towel too!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day!

Gay Vaughan said...

This is great! Thank you for bringing your hodgepodge to my party! Hope to see you again.
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

JenBrown said...

Love those! PERFECT for a party or shower where there is any kind of buffet. I am going to have to add this to the long list of 'to-do's!

Tam @ Sew Dang Cute said...

This is pure genius! Great to grab for on-the-go...silverware and napkin in one!! Thanks for linking up!!

Lori said...

I'm in total love with this.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me this week for another great party!
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Jerri said...

Very cute idea! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home!

Fawnda said...

Very cute idea! I Love it! : )

Kansas Amy said...

Great idea! Thank you for sharing! Stop by my blog for my 100th post giveaway if you get a moment. Happy blogging!

Room to Inspire said...

These would be just perfect for a picnic - and what great gifts! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

Chelsea

The Perkins said...

This is perfect for eating lunch at work. Make a few sets to keep in your desk--genius!!!!

Michelle Rayburn said...

Those are great! And the price for the towels was fantastic.

Michelle
from Trash to Treasure Decorating

Beckie said...

Oh I love...what a great gift idea! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your creative juices!

Wendy said...

THose are really cute!

Andy Porter said...

I love this idea! Perfect for picnics too! Great job!

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a fabulous idea! This would be perfect to carry around my little guys cutlery too! Thanks for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Bird said...

great idea for a pic nic party?! :)

Redheadedmom said...

Love this idea! so cute and so easy! or should I say "sew" easy!
love your trip pictures! So wish we were able to travel- someday..

Thanks for sharing!
JoDee
www.atozformomslikeme.blogspot.com

~ Savvy and Sassy said...

Such a cute idea for a picnic! Thanks for the great idea.

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