Sunday, April 17, 2011
Jute Silverware Holders
I have 50 yards of jute webbing. The majority of it has the black stitching in it and the rest has the red stitching. My original plan was to incorporate it into some pillows. And although I have seen several bloggers do that with great success, somehow I haven't got around to that yet. But recently, one day I was holding a strip of it in my hand, thinking there has to be something else I can use this for. I knew I was limited by the width of the webbing, but as I played with it, these cute little silverware holders were born. I didn't take any pictures while I was making these, so I will try to give you easy directions .
Cute a 13" length of jute webbing.
Fold the jute over towards the top front about 2/3 of the way up
If you are going to add lace (my first choice would have been a little box pleated strip of osnaburg) do that now. I stitched it on with my sewing machine.
Now measure how much room you have to add a patch with a graphic on it.
Print your graphic on a piece of fabric that will blend well with the jute.
Machine stitch to the front of the holder. After you have stitched it on, fray the edges all the way around..
I then machine stitched up the sides as close to the edge as I could as to not make the inside of the holder any smaller than I had to.
The last step: Fray the top of the back piece of webbing by pulling the jute that goes from side to side. Just keeping pulling it loose until your happy with the length that will be frayed. Reserve that string you just pulled out. To get it to have a soft frayed effect you will need to help it along a bit. First just rub your hand back and forth over it and then I took a whisk broom and briskly brushed back and forth.
Okay, now go find a large eye needle and thread it with that piece of jute you saved.
Cut another piece of webbing about 7 or 8 inches. Fold it in half, and then start stitching about 1" down from where the two ends meet. Then fray the 2 ends just like you did on the silverware holder. And.... you have a matching napkin ring. The possibilities are endless for embellishing these, but I left mine plain.
So what have you made with jute webbing. Please share your ideas!
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Posted by Kathy at 6:07 PM