Tired of losing your scissors and not having a place to keep them? We get that, it’s totally frustrating! This is part of the reason that we wanted to share this how to make a scissor pouch tutorial. This pouch is fast and easy to make and just might save a little bit of your sanity. This scissor keeper will have you knowing exactly where your scissors are each and every time you use them! (or need them!) Start sewing this fun project today so you will know where your scissors are in the future.
The great part about learning how to sew a scissor pouch is that it’s so useful to have in your craft or sewing area! Not only does it keep the sharp edges of a scissor in a safe place but it will give you a simple storage solution for your scissors as well. This would also make a great gift for anyone who likes to sew also.
Supplies Needed For This Scissor Pouch Tutorial
- ¼ yard of print cotton fabric
- ¼ yard of plain cotton fabric
- ¼ yard of batting
- 1 7” round plate
- 2 coordinating buttons, 1 larger and 1 smaller
- Sewing machine
- Sewing scissors
- Cotton thread
- Pins or wonder clips
- Washable fabric marker or pen
- Cutting mat, rotary cutting, and ruler if desired
- Iron and ironing board
How To Make A Scissor Pouch Tutorial
Start this how to make a scissor pouch tutorial by cutting a 7”x12” piece of the print and cotton fabrics and batting. Cut a 6” and an 18” piece of ribbon. Line up your fabrics and using the plate on one end, trace rounded corners.
Fold your printed fabric in half lengthwise to find the middle and use a pin to mark the place. Fold the smaller piece of ribbon in half and pin with the ends of the ribbon butted up against the edge of the fabric.
Now we need to layer the fabric. Layer your fabric down in this order: batting, solid and then pattern fabric on top. Just pin or clip into place.
Time to sew! You are about halfway through this how to make a scissor pouch tutorial! Using a ¼” seam allowance, sew around the fabric circle. Make sure you leave about a 3 inch gap for turning. If you forget and sew around, you can always use a seam ripper to make your 3″ gap.
Once you have finished sewing, use scissors to clip around the rounded corners so you have some relief in the fabric. This will make it easier to turn right side out in the next step.
Turn the fabric right side out through the gap you left and press it flat. Fold in the fabric around the the opening and sew it closed.
Take your bottom left corner of the scissor pouch and fold over so it makes a point at the bottom. Fold the right corner of the fold you just made and sew the buttons on top of each other to hold the corner in place. Topstitch all the way around your scissor pouch.
Fold your longer piece of ribbon in half and line up with the middle point of the printed fabric above the folded solid bottom. Stitch into place. This is where you will tie your scissors into place. Now you are ready to hold those scissors!
You did it! You are done with this how to make a scissor pouch tutorial! We hope you enjoyed this fun little project. Now you have a fun and functional way to keep little hands away from the sharp edges of your scissors. Make some of these and give them away as gifts to other sewists you know.
Tips for creating this scissors pouch
Since this how to make a scissor pouch tutorial is pretty straight forward, there isn’t a lot of tips to have to really think about or worry about. However, I do think it’s important to reinforce that you need to be certain to take your time, make certain that the edges are living up, and don’t forget to clip the corners!
If you don’t clip the corners, it won’t have a rounded edge to it and will look a bit funky.
Can you wash this scissor pouch?
You can. I always recommend washing homemade items on gentle if you’re using the washing machine so that it doesn’t tear up the material or any of the threads.
You will also want to be careful when drying it as well. The best way to let it dry might be to lay it flat and just let it air dry so it doesn’t get tangled up or have issues.
How many pairs of scissors does this pouch hold?
It’s really made to hold just one pair of scissors but you could probably hold a couple if need be. However, keep in mind that this is super simple to make so you should just easily whip up another one rather than trying to stuff two scissors into one pouch.
Fun Ways To Gift This Scissor Pouch
Talk about the perfect DIY gift. If you like to sew, more than likely you know others that like to sew as well. And if that is the case, you are probably all too well aware that the biggest complaint of crafters and sewers is that they can never find their scissors.
Why not create this simple gift idea to share with all your crafting friends? You can easily make up a dozen or so of these handy scissor pouches with little to no effort at all! Homemade gifts are the best, but homemade gifts that are actually useful? Priceless!
If you liked this how to make a scissor pouch tutorial, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!
- Cut a 7”x12” piece of the print and cotton fabrics and batting. Cut a 6” and an 18” piece of ribbon.
- Line up your fabrics and using the plate on one end, trace rounded corners.
- Fold your printed fabric in half lengthwise to find the middle and use a pin to mark the place.
- Fold the smaller piece of ribbon in half and pin with the ends of the ribbon butted up against the edge of the fabric.
- Layer your batting, solid and then pattern fabric and pin or clip into place.
- Using a ¼” seam allowance, sew around, leaving a 3” gap for turning.
- Clip around the rounded corners.
- Turn the fabric right side out and press.
- Sew the opening closed.
- Take your bottom left corner and fold over so it makes a point at the bottom.
- Fold the right corner of the fold you just made and sew the buttons on top of each other to hold the corner in place.
- Top stitch all the way around.
- Fold your longer piece of ribbon in half and line up with the middle point of the printed fabric above the folded solid bottom.
- Stitch into place.
- Enjoy your new scissor pouch.
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