There are two main parts of the tablescape: the Burlap pockets for each placesetting, and the Paper Rosette bouquet using the Cricut. Today’s post will focus on the burlap pocket tutorial, and we’ll cover the paper rosette bouquet early next week.
I can’t be the only mom who’s bought several sets of silverware over the years and finds herself with a random assortment, right? That’s why I really like the burlap pockets — they hold the napkin while also hiding the mismatched silverware I have. Tie a little jute bow around the random knife, fork and spoons you have, and they’ll look so cute nobody will notice that they don’t match. Plus, each person will have all the utensils they need for the whole meal. No searching through drawers looking for a spoon for dessert.
- Cut a 17″ length of the burlap ribbon.
- Fold down one edge by about 1 inch.
- Using a zig zag stitch on your sewing machine, sew across the edge.
- Fold up the pocket so the finished, clean edge you just made is about 5″ from the bottom.
- Sew a zig zag seam on each side of the pocket to secure edges.
- Fold down the top edge by about 1 inch, and hem as above.
- Trim any excess burlap under the top and bottom edges to neaten them up.
- Add the silverware and napkin, and place in center of plate.
- Place a paper rosette on the top of each pocket. No need to glue it down – your guests may even want to take it home.