Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tuesday Tutorial - Chop Stick Carriers

Do you carry your lunch to work or school? How do you carry your eating utensils? I'm making this to carry chop sticks, but it could just as easily carry a fork and spoon.  

First, I cut two 14 inch squares, then cut diagonally into triangles.  (You need two triangles for each chop stick carrier, so two squares will make two carriers.)

Cut one strip about 12 inches by 2.5 inches. Press it in half long ways and press the raw edges to the inside and top stitch.  This will be the tie.

With right sides of the triangles together, pin the tie to the inside of the right angle corner. Pin the rest of the way around.

Stitch the parts together, leaving an opening for turning right side out. Trim the points so they aren't so bulky.

After turning right side out, press.  There is no need to stitch the opening closed.

Fold one side in to about the half way point.  This will be the pocket for the points of the chop sticks (or silverwear).

Top stitch all the way around.  It's finished.

To use, put the chop stick points in the pocket, fold over opposite side, roll and tie.

How easy is that?


kiwikid said...

That is a very clever idea and very useful. I made something for my reusable straw to travel in, but was a tube.

Queeniepatch said...

Very easy, and very attractive. I sometimes see guests at restaurants carrying their own chopsticks here in Japan, but I have never seen personal cutlery.

Vireya said...

Very cute, as well as practical!

Jeanie said...

This is really cute and your instructions are excellent. I think even I could follow them!

roughterrain crane said...

Cute! I like this dragonfly pattern, one of Edo komon.

diamondc said...

Pamela: When I worked the doctors went out hence I had lunch out everyday, I loved coming home to a home cooked meal.
I like the pouch you made very creative.


Julie said...

your friends will all be asking for one of those.

Jen L said...


Leonore Winterer said...

THat's a clever idea, maybe I'll try it some time! Right now I work from home and where I work there's plenty of cutlery in the tea kitchen, but it could be useful to carry around some just in case!