|Picnic Plate Holder Instructions:
Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™ - White
Circle of cloth cut out to the dimension of the plate you are using. Measure the
diameter of the plate and add ½”. Cut a circle out of the cloth to this
1 – 3” deep piece of cloth for the sides of the holder. It will need to be long
enough to go around the circle you have cut.
2 – 1” x 16” pieces of cloth for the handle.
Oilcloth for embellishing
Water based craft paint
Small paint brush
Clear acrylic spray paint – non yellowing
Paper or plastic plates
Stitch the long edge of the side piece all around the outer edges of the circle using a ¼” seam allowance. Overlap the ends just slightly where they meet. Stitch vertically to attach the overlapped edges. Turn right side out. Place the strap pieces on top of each other. Stitch down the center to secure. Stitch again close to each long edge to secure. Place one strap end at the side seam on the inside of the holder. Allow the strap to extend ½” down from the top of the holder on the inside. Stitch in place close to the bottom of the strap and then again close to the top edge of the side. Place the other end of the strap across from the first one and secure in place as above.
PAINTING AND ADDING OILCLOTH FRUIT INSTRUCTIONS:
Mix water based craft paint with a few drops of water. Paint all surfaces of the plate holder. Allow to dry. Spray with clear acrylic paint to seal. Allow to dry. Cut various fruits or other objects that you wish to use from oilcloth. Using the fabric glue, glue objects in place on the front of the holder in a pleasing arrangement.
Fabric appliqué is another technique that can be used to embellish this napkin holder. Cut objects from fabric and place on holder. Secure by using a satin stitch all around.
Holder can also be decorated with machine embroidery or stamped with rubber stamps and acrylic paint.