Dress your tabletop with our seasonal pouches
Takes 1hr Cost 90p
Old cream jumper Fabric scissors Scraps of red fabric or felt Fabric pen Pins White embroidery thread, 90p, Hobbycraft Red button
1 Fold back the cuff of the cream jumper and cut it off (so you have a wide cuff with a fold in the middle). Lay the cuff on the red fabric and draw a mitten shape below it to the correct size, then cut out two mitten pieces. 2 Pin the two mitten pieces together and stitch around the edge using white embroidery thread in a blanket stitch. Pin the cuff on top and stitch the cut end to the mitten opening, then fold the cuff down to hide the stitching. Add a button to stop the cuff unfolding. Fill the pouch with your cutlery, plus a little sprig of greenery, such as rosemary, for the perfect finishing touch.
Customise your pouches with the initials of family members for a personal touch that will make your table super-special
Oak tree table runner, £18; Sophie Conran for Portmeirion crockery, from £9.75, both John Lewis