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great for college!
I bought my silverware at goodwill =) And... I made two silverware carriers out of the material leftover from my cutoff shorts (see my other projects)!

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  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Jeans Reusable Silverware Carrier - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out a square about 11" x 11". That's about all the fabric I had, but if you want to make it 12" that's better to ensure that the silverware fits into the pouch.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Jeans Reusable Silverware Carrier - Step 2
    Step 2

    Save the leftover fabric for the pockets!

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Jeans Reusable Silverware Carrier - Step 3
    Step 3

    Get out your ironing board, this is the least fun step, but it makes things so much easier.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Jeans Reusable Silverware Carrier - Step 4
    Step 4

    Iron each side in about 1/2 inch.

  • Step 5

    Cut off the corners. Repeat on the other square.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Jeans Reusable Silverware Carrier - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pin the two together, right side out.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Jeans Reusable Silverware Carrier - Step 7
    Step 7

    Starting at the top side, sew around all the edges. Before you get to the last side, pin a ribbon between the two sides. I made mine about 3" in length. You need this to roll the whole thing up and tie it together, so make sure you get it in the middle.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Jeans Reusable Silverware Carrier - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now roll up the fabric how it will be with silverware in it (loosely). Mark where the ribbon meets the other side of the fabric (about 1/2 inch apart) with a pin.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Jeans Reusable Silverware Carrier - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut out your pockets out of the left over fabric. Make it about 2.5 inches wide and whatever length you want.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Jeans Reusable Silverware Carrier - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pin the pockets on where you want them.

  • How to make a napkin / napkin ring. Jeans Reusable Silverware Carrier - Step 11
    Step 11

    Make sure that your silverware doesn't stick out. Test it before you sew! I had this problem the first time I made mine. Especially test chopsticks because they're longer. Sew the pockets on, put the silverware in, and.... you've got a silverware carrier that didn't cost $20 like on www.reusablebags.com!

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