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.
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.
2. Cutting the Pieces: Press the squares so they sort of stick together with right sides facing out and the batting in the middle.
Cut through the middle diagonally with the pinking rotary blade. You’ll have an extra triangle to make a second case if you like.
Fold over in half and pin along the long edge with outside fabric to the outside.
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.
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.
Pin in place.
4. Stitching: I used 40wt Aurifil with a walking foot and a Jeans needle.
Leave a long tail and stitch along the marked line.
Knot off the long tails on the two ends and trim.
5. Trimming & Finishing; Pull the elastic out of the way and pin parallel to the stitching.
Trim 1/4″ from the marked edge with the pinking rotary.
Finger press open the seam and press so the seam is running up the middle of the back.
Place in your scissors!
Pull over the elastic and freely toss your scissors in a bag without fear of damage!