Burlap & Lace DIY Cutlery Pockets

Summer is in the air! I don’t know about you, but we love to celebrate the warmer weather and the longer days by taking our meals outdoors.

Hi, it’s Tonya and I’m back with a fun outdoor dining craft project — DIY cutlery pockets out of burlap and lace.

How to Make Burlap DIY Cutlery Pockets for Picnics & Summer Entertaining

I’m not a huge fan of plastic utensils and paper napkins. I prefer re-usable items for outdoor entertaining and picnics.

These fun burlap pockets are a great way to keep all of the items you need for a meal together. You could also include other items such as chopsticks, metal skewers for s’mores, and a straw depending on what you are serving. They are perfect for backyard barbecues, picnics, summer concerts in the park, and outdoor entertaining. The best part is that they take just minutes to whip up.

What you need:

  • burlap
  • sewing machine
  • lace
  • scissors

Lay out what you are going to include in your pocket to get an idea of the pocket size you will need.

how to make a cutlery pocket for picnics and parties

Allow for a 5-8mm seam around the sides and bottom when cutting. You will need two pieces of burlap per pocket.

how to make a cutlery pocket for parties and picnics

Lay a piece of lace over the top of each side of the pocket and sew it into place.

how to make a burlap cutlery pocket for parties and picnics

Place both pieces of burlap together, ensuring the lace is on the outside, and sew a seam down each side and along the bottom.

How to Make Burlap DIY Cutlery Pockets for Picnics & Summer Entertaining

I quite like the frayed edges of the burlap, but you could always turn it inside out if you like.

You can also make these fun cutlery pockets out of oilcloth, which I plan on doing as it gets closer to summer.

Enjoy dining outdoors!

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13 Responses

  1. These are so cute too! And those burlap pockets could be used for so many different holidays. Love this idea! Pinning it too!

  2. This is nice -I love how versatile and clean this project presents itself. These would be great in my country home.

  3. There is nothing like an adorable cutlery case to keep things tidy while barbecuing and picnicking! Bravo.

  4. Jo-Lynne,

    Thanks for sharing this fabulous DIY project at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! I love the burlap and lace combo and think this would dress up any table! Congrats – you are one of our featured guests at this week’s party! 🙂

  5. These are adorable! I love combining burlap and lace. Thank you for linking up to The Creative Exchange! We will be featuring your project this week!

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