I got a pile of new fabric last week, and for once I knew exactly what I was going to use it for. I had originally seen this tutorial on Pinterest months ago, but never had ribbon on hand that would match the fabric. But when I saw this fabric at the store, I immediately scooped it up and headed straight for the ribbon section to find a matching spool.
You could use the set for a fancy picnic. (They just scream to be taking to Wolf-Trap, don't they?) Or for serving a buffet dinner. Or as a gift -- how cute would it be to give each bridesmaid their own wrapper? You could also just make one to slip in your purse or car for those meals when you don't want to use cheap, plastic cutlery.
The best part is that the wrapper can also be used as a cloth napkin. Pretty *and* sustainable -- that's my kind of sewing project.
So...let's break down the cost, shall we?
For a set of eight wrappers:
- 1 yard of main fabric ($10)
- 1 yard of lining fabric ($5)
- 1 spool of ribbon -- about 3 yards ($4)
- 1 spool of thread ($2)
- Total: $21 (or $2.63 each)
As with all of my successful sewing projects, I was trying to figure out how much I could sell these for. On Etsy, it looks like a single wrapper (like you would use to bring your lunch to work) sells for about $6.50. I was thinking $5 for each -- so $40 for a set of eight. Does that seem reasonable?
How else might you use these pretty little cutlery wrappers?