Paper Bag Utensil Pocket

Last Updated on February 19, 2016

Paper Bag Utensil Pocket  

This simple Paper Bag Utensil Pocket is a wonderful addition to not only your Thanksgiving Table but any time throughout the year with a few simple changes, a great way to bring a casual yet festive feel to your table for your guests. So simple to make, you can use your sewing machine or sew by hand to dress up paper bags and add a touch of seasonal colour. Write on the bags with a felt tip pen in a pretty handwriting and they become place cards as well.

Paper Bag Utensil Pocket


Supplies Needed:

Paper bag
silk flowers
sewing machine/thread
glue gun/sticks



Fold the bottom 3 ½” of paper bag up so that the actual bottom of the bag is inside your “pocket” press a crease firmly across the bottom so it stays in place.


Paper Bag Utensil Pocket


Sew a seam from bottom corner of bag to top corner of pocket, trim excess thread.

Repeat on the opposite side.

Cut off a small bunch of silk flowers from a larger arrangement and tie a bow around them with raffia, trim off excess.

Use glue gun to attach bunch to the center of pocket securely.

Slip silverware into pocket to make a pretty place setting for dinner.


Paper Bag Utensil Pocket


14 thoughts on “Paper Bag Utensil Pocket

  1. That is such a cute idea! I think I may take this idea for my family christmas dinner. I would put the names of the guest on it and use it as a place card too!

  2. Love this idea! Super easy and kids could decorate for different holidays! Thinking of making some for holiday dinners at our local shelter!

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