Quick Sewing Project: A Fabric Utensil Wrap for Reusables On the Go

Another quick sewing project, that’s also eco-friendly! Make a cute DIY utensil wrap in under an hour!

Cute utensil wrap, made of scrap fabric.

While it’s true that none of us are exactly ‘on the go’ these days, we will be one day…hopefully soon. So, I wanted to share another easy sewing project that can be completed in under an hour. A fabric scraps utensil wrap!

It’s eco-friendly, utilizing scrap fabrics and other remnants for the entire project. And will help you eliminate certain single-use plastics, like plastic silverware, straws, etc in favor of reusables that are tucked into it’s pockets. You can keep one in your car or in your purse, so you always have it with you.

Click through for this easy and quick sewing project for a DIY utensil wrap!

Cute utensil roll, made of scrap fabric, on table with other kitchen items.

Supplies Needed for Utensil Wrap

You’ll need a few items for this quick sewing project and all of the items used are things you potentially already have in your home. Which would make this utensil wrap completely free.

But even if you had to buy the fabric and cord pieces brand new, the total cost would be about $5! Not too bad for something you can use over and over again, right?

Here’s the materials and supplies list…

  • scrap fabric (I used 2 fabrics, but you can use the same for both sides)
  • thread
  • pins
  • sewing machine
  • leather cord (you can also use ribbon, bias tape, etc)
  • iron

What kind of fabric should I use?

You can use any scrap fabric you have. So it really doesn’t matter the type of fabric, as long as it’s relatively durable and preferably washable. You can even use an old piece of clothing if you don’t have scrap yardage to use – an old t-shirt, an old pair of pants, whatever you have!

And the same goes for the cording to use to secure the utensil roll. I already had leather cord, which looks cute. But you can also use ribbon, bias tape, or anything else that you can wrap around the roll.

Quick Sewing Project: DIY Utensil Wrap

Cutting fabric for DIY utensil wrap project.

Step 1: Cut your fabric.

Start by cutting your fabric into two 7” x 24” rectangles.

Sewing two pieces of fabric together on sewing machine to make utensil wrap.

Step 2: Sew along the edges.

With faces of the fabric together, pin and sew along 3 of the edges leaving one of the short sides open. This open edge will become the closing flap.

Ironing fabric to make utensil roll.

Step 3: Flip and iron seams flat.

Turn your piece inside out and iron the edges down. Fold the open piece inward about 1/2” and iron flat.

Pinning and sewing fabric together to create a DIY utensil wrap.

Step 4: Sew finishing stitches and wrap.

Sew the open edge closed. Then, fold the other side up to create the slots for your utensils.

Pin the leather cord (or whatever you’re using to wrap your roll) on one of the sides to be sewn in the seam. Sew the sides of the pocket about 1/4” from the edge.

Finishing the sewing process for DIY fabric roll.

Step 5: Measure and sew utensil slots.

Determine how much space you’ll need for your utensils. I had space for a fork, knife, spoon, and metal straw. I sewed a line up the pocket about every inch.

What else can I use fabric scraps for?

If you have additional fabric scraps leftover from this project that you’d like to use for something else, I have a tutorial for reusable produce bags that you might like. And they only take 15 minutes to make!

Or try my unpaper towels DIY if you want to make the switch from single use paper towels to reusables that can be washed and reused over and over again. I’ve been reusing mine for a year now and they’re still going strong.

Hand reaching into frame to grab wooden utensil from DIY fabric utensil wrap.

Fabric utensil roll closeup with other kitchen items on table.

Fabric utensil wrap closeup on table with other kitchen items.

DIY Fabric Utensil Roll

A quick sewing project, that's also eco-friendly! Make a cute DIY utensil wrap in under an hour!
Total Time1 hr
Keyword: diy, eco-friendly, quick sewing project, reusable, sewing, utensil
Servings: 1 utensil wrap
Cost: $0-5

Equipment

  • iron, sewing machine

Ingredients

  • fabric I used 2 fabrics, but you can use the same for both sides
  • thread
  • pins
  • sewing machine
  • leather cord you can also use ribbon, binding tape, or anything else that you can wrap around the roll

Instructions

  • Step 1: Cut your fabric.
  • Start by cutting your fabric into two 7” x 24” rectangles.
  • Step 2: Sew along the edges.
  • With faces of the fabric together, pin and sew along 3 of the edges leaving one of the short sides open. This open edge will become the closing flap.
  • Step 3: Flip and iron seams flat.
  • Turn your piece inside out and iron the edges down. Fold the open piece inward about 1/2” and iron flat.
  • Step 4: Sew finishing stitches and wrap.
  • Sew the open edge closed. Then, fold the other side up to create the slots for your utensils. Pin the leather cord (or whatever you’re using to wrap your roll) on one of the sides to be sewn in the seam. Sew the sides of the pocket about 1/4” from the edge.
  • Step 5: Measure and sew utensil slots.
  • Determine how much space you’ll need for your utensils. I had space for a fork, knife, spoon, and metal straw. I sewed a line up the pocket about every inch.
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Sewing Casey Harper
Styled final photos Amelia Lawrence

Need help finding cute reusable items to put inside your new utensil roll? I rounded up 24 cute reusable items that might help.

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Appealing information! Sounds Good.

Nippon
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