A Simple Scissor Holder

Posted by deonnstott on Monday, November 12th, 2012

Here's a little "Snippet" from my Sewing Room.
Featuring RBD Cotton Dots, Mini Pom-Poms and Chevron Gros-Grain Ribbon (coming soon)! 

 Got a spare minute? 
Let's make this simple Scissor Holder/Lanyard today!     

Hi, Deonn here, with another quick project using a few scraps
and a couple of Riley Blake Designs' great notions

This little project is sooooo easy ~ and makes a great addition
to your sewing room or a gift for sewing friends! 
~ Supplies ~
Two 5" Squares matching or coordinating fabric.
That's really all you need, but for this DELUXE version we'll also use:
Optional:  7/8 to 1 yard ribbon for Lanyard
Optional:  3 to 4" Trim (Pom-Poms, Ric-Rac, Lace. etc.)
Closure:  One 1/4" tiny Super-Magnet (←see source), Velcro, or Button
 ~ Instructions ~
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 If using trim, center along one corner of one of your squares
and PIN in place.  CLIP corner if necessary.
STITCH, using 1/4" seam allowance. 
I used my Zipper foot to get close to the edge of the trim.
Place second square right sides together, sandwiching the trim. 
PIN the two sides with the trim between. 
If you are not using trim, simply PIN the two sides.
 STITCH those two sides.  I changed to the regular 1/4" foot
to keep a consistent seam allowance.
 CLIP the corner.
 TURN right side out.  PRESS seams.
 If using a magnet, slip it into the corner.
 Place a PIN to secure magnet in the corner.
 EDGE-STITCH both sides of the sewn edges. 
I used my Hem-Stitching foot with the guide in the center,
and offset my needle.  PIVOT at the corners.
If you are not using a magnet or trim, try one of your machine's
fancy stitches to embellish these two edges.
Next, FOLD the unit in half, with the piece you'd like for the
outside cover pinned right sides together. 
From the bottom point, TRIM about 3/4" off the top edge
to better fit the scissors.  STITCH raw edges together.
Use Pinking Shears to TRIM seam allowances and finish raw edge,
then CENTER seam with point of lid and PRESS seam open.
 STITCH across the bottom of the point, about 1/4" to 1/2" from the tip
to form a boxed end.  This makes it easier to turn and provides
a bit of a cushion for points of scissors to rest upon.
 TURN your little Scissor Holder right side out, using a chopstick
or other blunt-tip object.  PRESS the lid down, forming a crease.
At this point, if you don't want to make it into a Lanyard,
insert a cute pair of little scissors.  The magnet sticks to the scissors
to keep the lid shut, and your project is complete! 
 If  you want to add a Lanyard, measure the ribbon around your neck
and PIN the ends together at the angle it lays flat.
 TRIM ends even.
Center and PIN ribbon ends along back of scissor holder,
about 1/4" below pressed foldline.
 STITCH ends, using a Zig-Zag stitch to finish the seams.  Clip threads.
 Insert a cute pair of scissors.
Make one, or a make a ton! 
Hope you enjoyed this little "Snippet" from my Sewing Room!  For more fun Snippets, simple projects, gift ideas and tutorials for hand-made doo-dads, please stop by my blog, Quiltscapes, for a visit!   
 Happy Sewing!

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Categories: Accessories, Sewing Basics


  1. This is a really cute project a great idea for Christmas. Thanks for sharing
    by Dale
    November 12th, 2012 at 5:45 a.m.
  2. So cute!
    by Bea
    November 12th, 2012 at 12:05 p.m.
  3. Those are super cute Deonn! I LOVE the ribbon and fabrics you've used and the adorable mini pom pomms too. I just saw some of that trim on another site a few days ago and put that on my list of things to buy soon. I thought that would be super cute on dish towels or little outfits for my Granddaughters.
    by VickiT
    November 13th, 2012 at 2:38 p.m.
  4. so useful! (i like the pompoms!) I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing! doro K.
    by doro von Hand zu Hand
    November 16th, 2012 at 1:53 a.m.

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