Our #ZeroWaste projects are designed to help you use up your fabric scraps AND help you to reduce your waste by using these finished projects in your daily life. Substitute single-use disposable plastic cutlery when you are on the go by carrying your own set in this washable cutlery sleeve.
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Prepare Supplies

1. You will need two fabric rectangles measuring approximately 26 ¼” x 3 ¼”.

Hint: Work with the scraps that you have! Smaller scraps can be pieced together and/or a slightly shorter or narrower version can work as long as you have room to keep your cutlery.

Assemble Cutlery Sleeve.

1. Cut and fuse a piece of HeatnBond Vinyl slightly smaller than your lining piece, and fuse to the right size of the fabric by pressing the opposite side.

Hint: Iron should not touch vinyl directly or it will melt.

2. Sew three sides of lining and main piece with right sides together.

Hint: Two snack-bags-in-progress shown here using both fabrics in reverse.

3. Turn right-side-out.

4. Fold twice (as shown) to achieve desired sleeve size.

Hint: Test size by inserting your cutlery of choice in the sleeve. The vinyl cuff on the outside of your cutlery sleeve will help protect unvinylized fabric on the outside.

5. Before stitching, add plastic snap to sleeve and flap per packaging instructions.

6. Finish by tucking in open edge and edge stitch around four sides with cuff folded.

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