Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Project of the Month: Cutlery Rolls

It's back to school time! Applause to those that brown-bag lunch to school and work, good for you! You savvy gals and guys! I must say, it is quite impressive to see the increasing number of people (women and men) carrying lunch totes on their morning commute. I assume that within these totes, meals are carried in re-usable, earth friendly vessels?  And the utensils required to eat said meal, what is it housed in? Why, cutlery rolls, of course!

You may believe that this very idea is silly, or dimiss it all together, but I have a bit of a need to accessorize just about anything that I can. I have several unique bento boxes and various containers for my meals that I cycle through on a regular basis. It is actually quite embarrassing to state the amount of containers that I own, but that is a whole other blog post. 

At any rate, I feel that the pretty bento boxes require equally pretty companions. The idea of a matching cutlery holder of some sort emerged.  I believe that meals should be presented in an appealing way that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palette. (Yes, even if it is last nights meat loaf). The prettiness of this will just add an extra little bit of civilization to what many of us experience as a hurried lunch hour and a hectic day.

Rectangular pieces of fabric were sewn together, featuring narrow pockets to hold utensils. I have included 3 pockets to house your chosen forks, spoons or even chopsticks. An additional larger pocket has been added so that you may neatly tuck in your serviette or (even better), cloth napkin (made from fabric remnants). This rolls up to a compact little bundle and ties with a ribbon to neatly tucks into your lunch bag.

Like it? Instructions for this project can be found here.  These are easy to make and can be whipped up in no time. Make several in various colour combinations. These would also be great to carry along to a picnic.
Happy sewing!

1 comment:

  1. Hi...I'm Laura from Italy! Lovely blog!
    I'd like to invite you to visite also my blog :D

    Laura from Italy


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