Oilcloth Utensil Holder & My Embarrassing lack of Sewing Skills
Today I want to share a simple project with you ‚Äì an oilcloth utensil holder that I made for my summer table. But I must warn you ‚Äì if you are a talented sewer (is that a word?), please leave now.¬† It is not that I don‚Äôt want you here ‚Äì please come back tomorrow ‚Äì but I don‚Äôt want to offend you with my lack of sewing skills. I am sure this project would be even more amazing if you made it on a sewing machine. Wait, stay, just ignore the part about hot glue and a glue stick ‚Äì and instead use your sewing machine. So whether you are using glue or a sewing machine ‚Äì here is how it goes. Start by using a piece of cardboard for a template.¬† Make it long enough to fold over. I used my silverware to get an idea of size. Then use a bowl or a glass to trace the rounded top and cut our your template. Trace the shape on to your oilcloth and cut out each piece.¬† I made a total of six. Cut our your oilcloth and fold it over.¬† Cut out another piece of oilcloth (trace from each piece) to go on the top front.¬† I used a contrasting pattern. I attached the contrast piece of a glue stick.¬† I know, shameful. And then I ran a bead of hot glue down the sides to hold it all together.¬† Shameful - but it works! That was the part, that if you can sew, you ignore everything I just said and sew it. I also added a piece of washi tape to the front to coordinate with my table.¬† It should come off easily to make it work for a different color scheme. I layered it on top of a folded napkin‚Ä¶ And then added a straw with a chalk cloth tag.¬† I simply used a craft punch, added a hole and tied it with a piece of ric rac. So even though my lack of sewing skills are shameful, I think it came out super cute.¬† They will be great for the porch in the summer too.¬† Now if it would just warm up enough to get out there. You can see my whole summer table here. Thanks so much for reading and wishing you a day filled with grace.