This silverware pouch is another handy beginning sewing project. I don't know how common these were, but I have seen a couple originals. These weren't issue items, but they are great for keeping your silverware organized and clean in between uses. To make your own, download and print our FREE PATTERN. This pattern has been designed to fit standard issue silverware but you can easily modify it to fit your particular needs.
- Print out and assemble our free pattern.
- Use the pattern to cut out your fabric.
- Starting on the top, hem the top edge. You can press all of your hems or crease by hand depending on your fabric.
- Use the pattern for the bottom piece to help you snip the two cut marks to allow you hem the flap.
- Hem the edges of the flap and secure with a felling stitch.
- With the hems complete, pin the right sides together and sew with a 1/2" seam allowance.
- You can snip your corners on a 45 degree angle for a sharper corner.
- Turn inside out.
- Find where you want your button to go.
- Mark and stitch a buttonhole on the flap.
- Locate and sew on your button.
- Fill with your silverware.