when you're working without a pattern or instructions :D My SIL asked me if I could make some cutlery wraps for her and her work buddies for their bag lunches - hell yeah I could! She sent me a picture of what they wanted - it was a very simple project. I figured it out in my head, and tonight I put thought to fabric. Not the pretty fabric we picked out, tho - I wanted to do a trial first, just in case! My results were pretty good, but with a few things that needed tweaking:
1. Don't use one sided ribbon - if you have the pretty side out when you sew it, the wrong side will be out when it's tied! Not so pretty, lol. I'll change the ribbon to a fabric tab with velcro anyways - I didn't have extra test fabric for a tab, but I have lots of the good fabric.
2. Move the tab (or ribbons) down to the middle of the wrap - for some reason I thought up high would be proper placement. HUNH?! LOL!!!
3. Round off the edges of the flap that folds down to keep the cutlery in place - when the wrap is rolled, the flaps are a bit unwieldly - the corners stick out a bit. Round corners should eliminate the problem.
I'll work on the good ones after I get approval from the recipient! Heather?
OOoooO - a couple of hours later - I just had a thought. The wrap as made has 5 slots for cutlery because the one I was copying, had 5 slots. Maybe I'll leave one slot double width so they can slide a cloth napkin in. 4 cutlery slots should be more than enough, I would think? H?