-four dish towels
-two kitchen towels
-No Slip Shelf Liner
I got all the towels and shelf liner at my "local" dollar store to keep the project low cost. You can mix or match towels and ribbon and add any decor to your project you want.
Step 1: Dish Towel Flateware Holders: Part One
Repeat all of the above steps with the other three dish towels.
Step 2: Dish Towel Flateware Holders: Part Two
Repeat this process with the other three flatware holders.
BE SURE NOT TO SEW THE POCKETS CLOSED!!
You are now done with the first half of your picnic set!
Step 3: Kitchen Towel Plate Holders: Part One
Repeat this process with the other kitchen towel.
With one of the kitchen towels pin a piece shelf liner the same size one inch from the bottom off the first piece of shelf liner JUST ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE LINER, ALL THE WAY ACROSS. Double-sew, tie ends, trim excess thread.
Repeat this process with another piece of shelf liner placed one inch from where you sewed the last shelf liner.
Repeat this process one last time with a third piece of shelf liner. You should now have three pieces of shelf liner sewn about one inch from each other on their bottom ends and free-flowing on the other three ends.
Step 4: Kitchen Towel Plate Holders: Part Two
Fold the towels in half backward (with the insides containing the shelf liners facing out), then fold up each side to make a sort of accordion fold in an M shape. Pin sides of towels together and along this folded area to prevent from shifting. The towels should not meet up evenly at the top ends, leaving around three inches not covered so that it can be folded over like a book bag opening. Sew the edges of the towels together. DO NOT SEW ACROSS ON THE FOLD, JUST THE TWO HEMMED SIDES
The almost finished project should look similar to the last picture.
Step 5: Kitchen Towel Plate Holders: Part Three
Pin two pieces of ribbon the the top flap of the plate holder bag. Fold raw edge under once (the other edge should be facing the opening), pin, and sew along each edge of ribbon, like you did on the flatware holders. Sew only halfway up toward the opening on both ribbons.
Fold the flap over and note where the ribbons meet up with the other towel. Pin the other two ribbons on to line up with the ribbons on the flat. Again, fold raw edges under and sew both edges of each ribbon halfway toward the edge (opening side).
You are now done! Add plates and flatware and go on a picnic : )