SCISSORS POUCH





Scissors pouch

Scissors pouch

Scissors can be a bit of a pain to carry around because if you are not careful you can end up with a hole in the bag or some such disaster.  This scissors pouch holds your scissors securely and safely and it also saves them from getting lost under a mound of fabric.  Although I’m sure other quilters are far better organised than I am and don’t bury their scissors!

 

 

Layer the fabrics for the scissors pouch

Layer the fabrics for the scissors pouch

It is really simple to make and comes together really quickly if you are looking for a quick gift.  Begin with 9″ squares of two different fabrics and of wadding.  This will suit scissors up to about 7.1/2″ long.  If your scissors are longer than that then just use larger squares.  Lay down the wadding first and then the two fabric squares with right sides together.

 

 

 

Leave a gap in the stitching

Leave a gap in the stitching

Clip the corners

Clip the corners

Sew a seam about 1/4″ from the edge around three and a half edges, leaving a gap half way across one of the edges so that you can turn the pouch right side out.  Trim the edges and clip across the corners to reduce bulk.

 

 

Slipstitch across the gap

Slipstitch across the gap

Turn the scissors pouch right side out through the gap, gently pushing out the corners.  Turn the edges in across the gap, pin and slipstitch in place.  With hindsight I thing I would have quilted at this stage to flatten it down a little but still worked fine without quilting.

 

 

Pin a line about quarter of the way along the top edge

Pin a line about quarter of the way along the top edg

Sew along the line

Sew along the line

Fold the square in half along the diagonal.  Measure one quarter of the way along the top edge and mark a line from this point to the point of the triangle at the bottom.  Sew along this line as shown on the right.  Because of the bulk I actually sewed my line slightly to the left of the bottom triangle point.

Fold back the two seam allowances

Fold back the two seam allowances

Sew a fastening on the scissors pouch flap

Sew a fastening on the scissors pouch flap

Turn the scissors pouch so that the fold is at the back and press down the seam, opening the two edges.  You have a triangular pouch to put your scissors in and now you just need to decide on what fastening to use for the flap of the scissors pouch.  I used a pressed stuf but I have seen some really pretty pouches with beads and buttons used for the fastening.

 

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