Scissor Case


2) contrasting  5" charm squares
1) 5 1/2" square of batting
1) 12" length of skinny ribbon  1/4" or smaller
1) Button
thread that matches
walking foot if you have one

Place the two charm squares right sides together on of the batting square. Centering so there is a little batting all the way around the charm squares.

Start sewing 1" from the top right hand corner. Continue to sew all the way around to the top left hand corner. Sew in 1".  this will leave an opening at the top.

Remove as much batting as you can from the seam allowance all 4
sides, by carefully cutting it close to the stitch without cutting into it.

Clip all 4 corners to reduce bulk.

Turn inside out between the two charm squares.

Use a chop stick to make the corners nice and crisp.

Press the opening 1/4" into the seam allowance.

On just 2 sides start quilting with a stitch 1/8" from the edge and then move in 1/2" at a time. Make 7 lines.

Fold the ribbon in half and place the fold 1/2" from the top right hand side on what will be the body of your scissor case.

Fold in half with the body to the inside to form a triangle.

Sew 1/8" seam down the edge with the ribbon.

at the end point sew back and forth 4 or 5 times about 1/2" from the point.

cut off the tip 1/8" away from the seam.

turn inside out and with your chop stick force the point in place.

Turn the top down and sew the button in the middle of the triangle area

Insert the embroidery scissors, bring the tails of the ribbon through the scissors and tie under the button to keep the scissors from falling out.

They go fast so make them in lots of color combos. Makes a great gift for your sewing friends.

Dawn Cornell


sue said...

I love it! Just too cute not to make!

Diane H said...

Great tutorial for this fun little project. Well done!

crazy quilter said...

Love this and so will all my Quilting friends!

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

These are adorable Dawn and so quick and easy. Thanks for sharing! Karen

Susan Mac Donald said...

wonderful little project; tfs...easy tutorial.

Marie said...

So funny and easy to make with your great tutorial. Thank you, my friends are going to love it!

Maria said...

Gorgeous....what a great quick gift.

Karen Ackva said...

very cute!

jabbott said...

This really cute I want to make one

Elizabeth said...

So easy peasy - guess what I'll be making my stitching friends as surprises.

susiefloozie said...

Love it ... and so will my friends! Thank you for a quick-n-easy project!

Mark Swan said...
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Angi Swan said...

I love mine! Great job Dawn!

Nancy said...

Thank~You Dawn, these are adorable!!

Huggs, Nancy

Flicsha said...

Thanks for the tutorial. That same evening I had to try making these and 8 scissors cases done for my quilting group! Great little gift!

Di said...

Have to try it! This is so cute. Thank your for sharing it.

Denise SA said...

I made these for my quilting guild very easy but so pretty

Liz Needle said...

What a great little gift. Thanks for the tutorial.

kim said...

Cute project.
One question though- when sewing the three layers together (and leaving the opening for turning) - what is the seam allowance?

sunny said...

I just made 4 of them! thanks so much.