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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Ainsworth

Zero Waste DIY: How to sew a Zero Waste cutlery wrap

Keep your reusable cutlery together in your own DIY Zero Waste cutlery wrap. Stash one in every handbag, at the office and in the car, to avoid disposable plastic at every turn.

zero waste cutlery wrap roll DIY

These Zero Waste cutlery wraps are so easy to make and you can even hand sew them if you don't have a sewing machine. They also make great gifts for the budding Zero Waster in your life and are a must for Zero Waste travel.

To make a truly "Zero Waste" Zero Waste cutlery wrap, upcycle some scrap material and reuse a ribbon to tie it all together. You don't even have to go out and buy anything special for your kit, just grab some cutlery from your kitchen drawer or buy some second hand for cheap.

To complete your set add a bigger pocket for a cloth napkin, which you can also find at second hand stores.

zero waste cutlery wrap roll DIY

DIY Zero Waste Cutlery Wrap


  • Reusable cutlery

  • Spare material or big cloth napkin

  • Sewing machine or needle and thread

  • Ribbon


  1. Lay your material pretty side down

  2. Position your cutlery on the material and bring the bottom up to cover about three quarters or more of them.

  3. Leave enough material above to fold down and cover the top of your cutlery.

  4. Pin the material in place or to make it easier you can also iron the folded material down

  5. Sew the edges of the material together and simple divides in-between to separate your cutlery pockets

  6. Finish by sewing a ribbon to the outside of your wrap to tie it closed.

zero waste cutlery wrap roll DIY


Have fun personalising your Zero Waste cutlery wraps and let me know how you go in the comments below.

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