At the end of 2016, I bought a sewing machine – something I’ve been wanting for ages. When the mood to sew strikes, I now have no excuses! (Before, I borrowed a friend’s.)
For Christmas, I made my family zippered cutlery pouches (men) and wraps (women) to eliminate using plastic utensils when on the go.
The bamboo cutlery, chopsticks, stainless steel straws (the bigger one is for smoothies) and napkins are light enough to keep in your bag all the time.
I really enjoyed doing this! Here’s what some of the others looked like. Mine, above, was the prototype, using The Rogue Ginger’s pattern, here.
For me this is a really sensible, practical and easy step in reducing waste.
I’m sure they would be available to buy on sites like etsy, by searching “cutlery wrap”. Maybe one day I’ll make them to sell too?!
Wishing you a wonderful day.
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These are so cool! I think I’d love to have a sewing machine again – these are so cute but I’m way too lazy to do them (or much of anything) by hand 🙂
Hi Polly! Thank you for stopping by and sorry for the slow response. I really enjoyed making them and choosing the fabric combinations (mainly all with a denim-coloured cotton) – I think finding fabric is about 90% of the fun with sewing! I hope you have a machine again soon.
What a great idea – will definitely be passing this one on!
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Hi swissrose! So lovely to hear from you again! They really are a fun way to reduce waste. I’m wondering if I can make them and sell them at a market … which would require better sewing skills and more time! But maybe … one day …