Get Crafty: 9 Simple Sewing Projects for the Kitchen
Sometimes it’s fun to take on a weekend project that involves fabric and thread instead of sugar and cake flour (although you can still eat a slightly botched soufflé; a botched pot holder not so much). Why not grab some bright, sunny fabric and liven up your kitchen a little? We’ve got everything from easy cloth napkins to quilted coasters.
• 1. Colorful table runners and napkins. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial from Sara Kate on making pretty linens on the cheap.
• 3. A cloth bread bag. Love this little project from the very talented Liz Stanley at Say Yes to Hoboken. Here’s the full post.
• 4. Hanging storage bags. So versatile! And it looks like they’d fit right in with those IKEA utensil racks. Photo and instructions from Country Living (the FOURTH picture in the slideshow).
• 5. Oilcloth lunch bags. Easy and really cute. Plus, there are so many colors and patterns of oilcloth out there. Get the steps at Martha Stewart.
• 6. Quilted coasters. We’re fans of soft coasters (less clanging on the coffee table), and these would also make sweet gifts. From Martha Stewart.
• 7. Dish towel apron. One more from Martha! An easy, utilitarian apron from a basic dish towel. Get the full instructions here.
• 9. Quilted pot holders. Ah, pot holders. We’ve probably all crocheted some, loomed some, maybe even knitted some as kids. But these are a nice, grown-up version, sturdy and well-padded. Here’s the full how-to at Craftzine.
(Images: Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan; Better Homes & Gardens; Liz Stanley; Nick Pope; MarthaStewart.com; Etsy seller ohlittlerabbit; Jenny Ryan)