Scissor Case TUTORIAL

It’s time for another fast and fun tutorial! If you’re local, head over to Village Fabric Shop for Make & Take day from 1-7 today (July 9). Amy will let you choose your fabric and she has all the supplies on hand.

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1. Supplies: You need two 10″ squares* of fabric, one for the outside and one for the lining. You’ll also need a 10″ square of batting”, a pinking blade for your rotary cutter and a 5″ piece of double fold elastic.

* Measure your scissors and add 4″ for different size scissors. My scissors measure 6″ in length so I used 10″ squares.

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2. Cutting the Pieces: Press the squares so they sort of stick together with right sides facing out and the batting in the middle.

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Cut through the middle diagonally with the pinking rotary blade. You’ll have an extra triangle to make a second case if you like.

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Fold over in half and pin along the long edge with outside fabric to the outside.

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3. Marking & Elastic: Using a removable marking pen, mark a line 1 1/2″ from the point on the pinked edge and 3/8″ down from the other point on the long edge. If your scissors are extremely narrow or wide, you can adjust the 1 1/2″ measurement. 1 1/2″ worked well for most of my scissors.

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Fold the elastic in half and add it between the pieces of the point. Place the elastic about 1/8-1/4″ from the line you marked. If you’re using decorative elastic, place right sides together.

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Pin in place.

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4. Stitching: I used 40wt Aurifil with a walking foot and a Jeans needle.

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Leave a long tail and stitch along the marked line.

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Knot off the long tails on the two ends and trim.

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5. Trimming & Finishing; Pull the elastic out of the way and pin parallel to the stitching.

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Trim 1/4″ from the marked edge with the pinking rotary.

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Open up.

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Finger press open the seam and press so the seam is running up the middle of the back.

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Press.

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Place in your scissors!

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Pull over the elastic and freely toss your scissors in a bag without fear of damage!

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xo LC

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