Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Today's feature is a yard sale find recreated. Do you hold onto vintage tablecoths that are stained or damaged but are still too pretty to toss? Or maybe like me, you come across one at a bargain price thinking, " I'll find something to do with it..."
Well here's an idea--flatware pockets! I shared these in my recent spring pastels tablescape, in case you missed it.
I use my sweet burlap pockets from Etsy so often that I was inspired to create my own. I always thought a vintage tablecloth would be the perfect fabric...
Even though it was stained, this yard sale find was such a steal I couldn't pass on it. When I decided to use pastels for my tablescape, it was on hand waiting to be repurposed.
I started by ironing and then it was ready to cut. I cut mine 11.5" x 14" for a finished size of 5.25" x 9.5". This allowed room for turning under unfinished edges, but I tried to use the finished edges of the cloth when possible.
Fold the fabric lengthwise to achieve desired width of pocket, pressing under any unfinished edges and press. Then fold up the bottom edge to form the pocket and press again. I played around with this for awhile, even using my flatware as a guide. Below, the pocket view is on the right. Finally, stitch folded edges in place, leaving pocket open.
Now you're ready to set the table--enjoy!
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