July has been fantastic here in Hampshire, England with wall-to-wall sunshine. And as August begins there will be many hoping this weather continues for the summer holidays.
With so much fun to be had outside the home, I thought a quick and speedy project would be just the thing for August. Say hello to the Flatware Pouch – or as we say here in England, the Cutlery Pouch.
|Ocean Flatware Pouch|
This project is courtesy of our Amy (Amy Made That) who has been kind enough to provide us with the tutorial for Table Mats and Cutlery Pouches.
|Cherry Gingham Cutlery Pouch|
What I really like about the pouches is that they are the perfect size for transferring my mug rug applique onto the front of them for a Patchsmithian look. If you add appliqué detailing remember to place the design at the top of the outer fabric and allow for the seams when positioning your chosen design.
|Add applique to the top of the front.|
Yep, you saw right - my pouches come complete with reindeer .....
and with cutlery .......
Or how about adding initials for each child attending a birthday party and then the child could take the pouch home, complete with a little treat tucked inside? Unique, personal and a lovely touch.
|Add a letter to the front of the pouch|
for a personal touch
And if you jump on board this month and make a pouch or two be sure to post a photo to the Across-the-Pond Flickr group.