Monday, 6 July 2015

Lunch out?

When going to a Sit'n'Sew day, I find that it's nice to have your own cutlery and a place-mat to put your plate on.  Often, it can be annoying if a bit of lettuce falls out of the sandwich you're eating or there's no-where to put your yoghurt spoon and you have to either find a cloth to wipe the table, or, make a place-mat from paper towel.

Opened out mat with side-plate and cutlery.
The idea of a combined cutlery holder/place-mat is not new.  I know I have seen pictures of them before, but I cannot remember where, so I made up my own.  With simple cutting, piecing and a bit of quilting, it was made in very little time.
All rolled up and ready to pack in my lunch bag.
I am thinking that I will need to make a second one of these, with some large print fabric to keep in my work lunch bag and include some nice cutlery too.  Staff room cutlery is often less than desirable and there are never, ever any forks!


elliek said...

great idea.

Jo said...

That's a great idea Andrea