Craft corner: How to make a printed fabric cutlery holder

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  • Want to give your dining table a personal touch? We show you how to make a pretty cutlery holder with a distinctive printed pattern.

    To make this printed fabric cutlery holder you will need:
    A small carboard box
    Baker’s twine
    Linen fabric
    Sewing machine
    Fabric paint

    Step 1: Wrap twine around a small box to make a stamping block
    Step 2: Secure the stamping block with tape
    Step 3: Cut two rectangles of linen and place your cutlery on top to check you have the right size.
    Step 4: Paint the twine generously
    Step 5: Print your pattern on a piece of linen. Alternate the direction of your stamping box for an interesting pattern.
    Step 6: Leave to dry
    Step 7: Hem the top edge of both pieces
    Step 8: Pin right sides together and sew
    Step 9: Trim corners and press open seams
    Step 10: Turn it out
    Step 11: Add some cutlery and you’re done!

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