Cutlery Pockets

The fondest memories are made
when gathered around the table.

My dear friends,
today I have a fun little project just for you. . .
cutlery pockets/silverware holders, whatever you want to call them.
These charming little pockets are a delight to whip up
and they will add the sweetest touch to your next dinner party.
And wouldn't they be lovely to use during the holidays?
You could tuck some extra gifts inside 
like a packet of hot cocoa, a bookmark, a candy cane, 
and whatever else you can think of,
and give the pockets away to each dinner guest.
How fun would that be!

Let's get started, shall we. . .

You will need:

fabric {I made this set with a bundle of 4 fat quarters}

batting or fusible fleece {whatever floats your boat}

sewing machine, thread, measuring tools, and all that jazz,

embellishments {if you so choose}

For one pocket you will need to cut two pieces of fabric that are
4 1/2-inches x 10 1/2-inches.

For the pocket you will need to cut one piece that measures
4 1/2-inches x 12-inches.
Fold the strip of fabric in half and press with an iron.

Iron on the fusible fleece to the backside 
of the front piece of fabric.

Place the pocket onto the top piece of fabric 
like so. . .

Now place the second piece of fabric right side down
on the pocket and other piece of fabric
and pin into place.

Sew along the edges with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
Leave a small opening to turn right side out.

Turn right side our
and press with an iron.
Top stitch along all four edges.

Now have fun embellishing!
As you can see
I added coordinating fabric flowers to mine.
Four of them have fabric rosettes in the center
and the other four have sparkly buttons.

Be creative, my friends! 
Add lace and satin trim.
Don't be afraid to go with some bling!

Now simply tuck a fabric napkin inside the pocket
along with your silverware.

Place these sweet cutlery pockets beside china plates
and you're all ready to go for your next dinner party.

Dinner is better
when we eat together.

Thank you for visiting, lovely friends.
Have a glorious day!

If you like these particular pockets
you can find them in my ETSY SHOP.


Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie, oh those are just beautiful! I love the pretty fabric you choose and you always do a wonderful job with your sewing projects. It makes me wish that i could sew too. These will look just perfect for the holiday. I wonder if fabric glue would work with a project like this?
Take care and hope you enjoy the week.
Hugs, Julie

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

These are very pretty, Stephanie! And I love how beautiful the fabric is! Makes for a lovely statement on the table for holiday gatherings!

Anna said...

So elegant Stephanie !!!
A pure joy to see on table and have a nice meal with family or/and friends !
Have a lovely day !

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

These cutlery pockets are absolutely gorgeous! What a sweet and thoughtful gift to send home with dinner guests. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Simply Linda said...

Very pretty, Stephanie...I hope this first week of October finds you in good spirits, smiles.

Debby Ray said...

Oh these are just darling, Stephanie and the fabrics you chose would match any table setting. I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! HUGS!

Mary Hutchins said...

I love these little pockets!! You've given me another project. Hope your day is happy and blessed.

Regina said...

So pretty! Thank you Stephanie for your fun sewing projects.

Tamago said...

Hi Stephanie. I don't think I've seen cutlery pockets at dinner table. What an unique and wonderful idea! They look very elegant. They certainly lighten up the table :-)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, This is a wonderful tutorial and beautiful project. Love how these turned out and just in time to create for the many holiday dinners coming up. You are amazing and so talented. Thank you for sharing your excellent tutorial and great design creativity. Happy October sweet friend.
Hugs, xo

Creations By Cindy said...

These are beautiful! WOW! Thank you for the tutorial. I am pinning this. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Chas Chas' Crazy Creations said...

Love these, and love how they'll dress up a table.

magnoliasntea said...

Love the adorable silverware keepers! I can see those on the table for high tea. Have a great week!

mamasmercantile said...

They are adorable and the perfect table gift/favour for any occasion. You are an inspiration to us all.

Sylvia said...

Those silverware holders are so pretty, Stephanie, you are so talented!

Margie said...

These are lovely, Stephanie! The cutlery pockets would also be perfect for picnics!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You share the most beautiful projects with us! Thank you so much. I sewed some lace onto paper today. I am still working on altered books every day! Off to check your shop my friend. Hugs, Diane

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, I love anything you make especially with fabric rosettes! Great work!!

Anonymous said...

Such a great idea and so lovely! I like your idea of including a little gift in each one too.
Wishing you an enjoyable evening.

Michele said...

You are so talented and clever, Stephanie. Those are beautiful.

Thank you for your sweet birthday wishes to me.

Big hugs and kisses!

Mari said...

You are so talented! These are so pretty!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Stephanie, you clever girl, now you've outdone even yourself! What a gorgeous idea!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Adorable Stephanie! I love these. What a pretty idea for a dinner or fancy tea. xo Deborah

Linda Shukri said...

great idea for a buffet! thanks! :-)

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Hello dear Stephanie, I never tire at seeing how neatly you work. These cutlery pockets are adorable and a beautiful idea.
Enjoy your October and have a fantastic weekend :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Aren't those sweet cutlery pockets the cutest things??!! However, everything you make is the best! Thank you for sharing the tutorial with all of us. I adore how you embellish things. Love to you, dear Stephanie!!

Delvalina Wright said...

These are adorable and pretty!
How I miss this blog and the blogger too! I hope you still remember me :)
Love to you!


Kate said...

This project is so pretty and chic. I love the fabric that you have chosen and those rosettes. Thank you for the lovely tutorial. I would love to make some of these! You make the prettiest fabric projects!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my I so love the fabrics you used and you do such a wonderful job with your flowers to decorate them, wow these are really going to dress up a table so Lovely!!

September Violets said...

These are just beautiful Stephanie! Such a simple idea that really boosts the table settings. Love the fabrics you chose, so very feminine and pretty ;) You are so kind to share your creations. Have a wonderful weekend!
Wendy xox

Paige said...

These are so beautiful and elegant! :D I'm not a seamstress myself, but I appreciate the talent that you and others have. :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, these are so cute, Stephanie. How clever. Jess has had Thanksgiving dinner at her house the last couple years, and I think she would love this idea. The stitching looks very nice. What a nice job you did.

love, ~Sheri

ps...I will post Jess' baby shower on Sunday, and it was a Mad Tea Party theme with lots of tea cups all around the house. Most belonged to Jess' mother-in-law, and are gorgeous. I know how much you love tea cups, so just thought I'd let you know if you want to stop by. : )

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are so pretty, dear Stephanie! What a lovely idea to tuck in little surprises, too! Thank you for sharing - hope you have a wonderful weekend. Sending hugs and blessings, too. xo Karen

Rose L said...

Such a cute idea!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Stephanie these are just "the cat's meow" as my aunt used to say! Love your fabric choice and the little fabric flowers. What a sweet idea for guests. I hardly ever have "company" anymore, but oh how pretty they would be at a Christmas table with Christmas dishes! Love your idea too of adding a special little treat inside. I'm saving this tutorial anyway.. just in case I have a special dinner someday. Hugs to you... Marilyn

Magpie's Mumblings said...

How I wish we still entertained because I'd be making these for sure. Must contemplate who might like a set for Christmas. Thank you Stephanie for the tutorial!!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

These are truly an elegant addition to any table! And a fabulous tutorial too! I hope to dust off the sewing machine later on this year, and get back to sewing, since I am putting my garden to bed, lol! How have you been dear Stephanie? I am sorry for my lack of visits lately, it has been a very busy time for me. Hugs to you today :)

Chrissy said...

I really need to make some of these. They seem like they would be of great help with teaching my 5 and 3 year old girlies to set the table.

Thank you for sharing!

Kris said...

How fun are these?? I LOVE them!! Now I just need a kitchen or dining table to put them on!! LOL!! I will be making these cuties for that grand occasion!! Thank you , Stephanie for the wonderful idea and tutorial!!

Lowcarb team member said...

These are lovely ...

All the best Jan

Pam Jackson said...

Those look adorable. I really wished I held dinner parties! Great job.

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