Tutorial ~ Little Scissors Case

by Destri on November 22, 2010

Looking for a little something special to give to the seamstress on your list?  Or if you are like me, you lose your little thread snippers and are looking for a solution?  Seriously, I never use mine because they are always hiding somewhere in the mess, so I decided to make them a little case and velcro it to the back of my machine.  That way they have a little home right where I can reach them when I need to.

Remember this post when I showed you all the little treasures I had picked up while spending the day antiquing?   See those little scissors?  I picked them up for $7.00 and thought they would be the perfect little addition to a gift.  The plate is the one that I glued the magnets to for a pin plate (here for tutorial).  So with the little scissors, the case, and the plate, I have a gift I can’t wait to give.

Scissors Case Tutorial With Free Pattern


  • all your sewing stuff
  • scrap fabric
  • download and print pattern

If you want to velcro the case to the back of your machine you will need:

  • heavy duty glue, like E 6000
  • velcro (I used sew on)


Just click on the pattern above, then right click on it, save to your computer.  Pull up the image and print.  This will give you the full size pattern.

After you have printed the pattern, cut it out and pin pieces onto your fabric.  You will need to cut two of each so I just folded my fabric in half, pin and cut.

You will have four pieces now.  We will start with the two little ones.

With the right sides together, sew along the top slant.  We will use a 1/4 seam allowance throughout, except top stitching.  The seam allowance is built into the pattern.

Turn right sides out and press.  Now sew right along the top again for a top stitch.

It will look like this when your done, just sewn along the top.

With one of the larger pieces laying right side up, lay the sewn smaller piece on top like shown.

Now lay the second large piece right side down over the top, sandwiching the smaller in between the two larger pieces. Pin.

Starting on the outer corner like shown, sew around the perimeter, making sure to get all layers, and ending on the other corner making sure to leave the top open so you can turn it out.

Turn it right side out and you should have a piece that looks like this.

Fold the top edge under and press the entire case flat. Then sew a top stitch right along the edge of the perimeter of the case.

All done!  Easy peasy.

Now for the handy part.  I just hand stitched a little velcro circle to the back of the case…

Then I glued the other little velcro piece to the back of my machine, and viola!

Now they are always where I need them!  They are super simple to make, I whipped out two in no time.

Plus, also, I am in Utah this week and it snowed last night…It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Anne November 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Snow? I’m so jealous!!! Love the scissor case! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


Kate November 22, 2010 at 6:21 pm

haha! Snow. we had a HIGH of -20C today!!! Christmas came last Tuesday and hasn’t stopped. I’m heading right back to Denver! man canada breeds ‘em hard! brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
ps still no luck with login


SUZEE November 22, 2010 at 7:48 pm

now, thats cute! I’m going to make a few for my mom for her quilt group :) thanks for the tute!


Destri November 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Awesome idea, they would be great for friends who do needle point too.
You’re welcome!


Kim November 22, 2010 at 10:22 pm

That is a really cute case. I am going to have to make one for my Grandma. I know she would love it.


Destri November 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Ooo, see now if you could find some little snippers to go with it!


deedee November 23, 2010 at 7:54 am

I love you!!…I seen the plate so I made it to got with my tea cup pincushion for my freind…now this is an absolute perfect add….thanks so much for making my gift list a whole lot easier…happy holidays to you and your family



Destri November 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Thanks so much!


deedee November 23, 2010 at 7:55 am

oh yes I am a northern girl living in Texas…I miss the first snow and snow on Christmas,….enjoy it as you can….


Destri November 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm

I am living in Texas now too, so yes, soaking up the snow!


Maureen Bond November 24, 2010 at 3:45 am

Thanks so much for sharing this little treasure. I need something like this when I craft in the house, so it will live inside a cupboard door.

A great idea for Christmas… Have a happy one


Ellen November 25, 2010 at 2:49 pm

A Bird and A Bean sent me this way to see the plate and then I had to subscribe to your RSS Feed where I got to see this little project. My first thought was “WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THIS!!!!!”I have lost several pairs of scissors in the last week, found my snippets that I lost a few years ago, and was thinking about tying them onto a rope or a clapper so I could find them. This is a MUCH better idea! Thanks for sharing!


Creative Mind December 6, 2010 at 4:05 am

very nice tutorial..thanks


wendy December 6, 2010 at 10:04 am

thanks for a great tutorial! This will make a lovely little stocking filler (for me!!)


Norma(n) aka Stormin December 10, 2010 at 8:16 am

I was so stumped about what to make my sister for Christmas and this is soo perfect!! I was just at her house and she pulled out these huge scissors (the kind with the orange handles) to snip some stiching she was doing. I love this. I am going to make her one and buy her some little scissors. Thank you!!


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