Quilted scissor holder in 6 easy steps – part 2 by Jennifer Houlden November 16, 2016 written by Jennifer Houlden November 16, 2016 726 Today I’m going to finish making my quilted scissor holder in 6 easy steps and who knows maybe make a couple more. I think they might be rather addictive especially seeing how many different fabrics can be used and embellishments to dress them up. Yesterday I ended the post with cutting the front and back pieces for the scissor holder using the Sew Easy 10° wedge ruler. Now it’s time to sew them together. The back piece is longer because I want it to fold over and be the closure for the holder. I also ended on having to choose a thread color and I’ve made the decision to use the orange thread. Front and back pieces Step 4: Finishing the raw edges First of all I need to finish the top edge of the front piece. I could fold it over and sew it in place but I think there’ll be too much bulk in the side seams then with the batting. I decided to do a satin stitch on the top edge of the piece using a Sulky Blendables thread. This thread is a 30 weight thread which means it is thicker and will create a sturdier satin stitch for the edge. TIP Going over the stitching a couple of times gives it a nice thick finish. I used a stitch width of 5.5 and stitch length of 0.40. Top edge of front piece zigzagged Now that the top edge is finished on the front piece I have placed it on the back piece and drawn a chalk line with my Clover Chaco Liner where it comes to on the back piece. Drawing a chalk line to indicate where front piece stops on back piece I’m going to finish the raw edge from the chalk line up the side, across the top and down the other side to the chalk line with the same satin stitch that I used on the front piece. Raw edges zigzagged on back piece Step 5: Sewing the pieces together With the raw edges now covered in satin stitch I have pinned the two pieces together with right sides together. I used flat head flower pins which are 2″ long and easy to remove as I sew around the edges. Pin with right sides together matching narrow ends I chose to sew a ½″ seam allowance rather than the usual ¼″. The reason for this is that I’m going to use my pinking shears and trim the seam allowance back to a ¼″ so that they don’t fray. The other option to prevent fraying is to blind hem stitch or zigzag the edges of the seam allowances but I thought the pinking would dress the inside up a bit. Pink seam allowances to prevent fraying Once the seams are pinked turn it inside out making sure the point is pushed out and flat. Press the holder so that it lies flat. Scissors in scissor holder Step 6: Finishing the scissor holder To finish the holder fold the back of the holder over the top. Using a short piece of flat yarn, rickrack or ribbon secure the 2 ends to the outside of the flap with a bead or button making a loop with the yarn. TIP Glue the ribbon, rickrack or yarn in place on the fabric before putting the button on with fabric glue. Selection of yarn, cording and rickrack Add a larger button to the front of the holder on the front piece and loop the yarn around the button to hold the flap in place. I have so many buttons to choose from it was a hard decision but I finally picked one. Selection of buttons Voilà, it is done! The finished quilted scissor holder A quilted scissor holder in 6 easy steps that is functional as well as very stylish and makes a wonderful fast and easy present for all your quilting buddies. Bet you can’t stop at just one. Happy Quilting This is part 3 of 5 in this series. Go back to part 2: Quilted scissor holder in 6 easy steps – part 1 Go to part 4: 7 key features of the Oliso pro smartiron Print this page or save as a PDF 0Qs129jennifer houldensulky blendableswedge ruler FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jennifer Houlden Jennifer runs Quilts by Jen, a fantastic educational resource for quilters with many great free tutorials ranging from how to choose fabrics, understanding the value of fabrics, pressing, building Bargello runs, pinning, binding, sandwiching, couching, quilting, and much more. Check them out! previous post QUILTsocial Giveaway 129: Quilting Accessory Tote! next post 7 key features of the Oliso pro smartiron YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... The trick to quilting for texture | Double... Create texture with thread painting and invisible thread... How to applique houses and landscapes with HeatnBond HeatnBond EZ Print Lite makes printing out applique... Quilt a table topper for all seasons –... An easy way to make an embroidered wall... 7 simple steps to lovely wool applique |... How to transfer designs to fabric | DMC... 6 easy steps to add glamour to your... 19 comments Diane McLauchlan November 28, 2016 - 2:36 pm I like this project. Need one. It makes me nervous to take my scissors to a retreat or class. Reply Melissa J November 20, 2016 - 8:23 pm This is such a cute little project! Reply LISA V November 20, 2016 - 5:22 pm Love this idea. Might just need to make several for friends too! Reply Darren Scrubb November 20, 2016 - 4:22 pm Great information that I will use for quilting. Reply Fiona N November 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm These Quilted scissor holders look so beautiful. They would be the great and unique Christmas gifts for my sisters who love something handmade and different! Thank You for sharing 🙂 Reply Deborah November 20, 2016 - 1:01 pm This is great! I need to make several of them. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern! Reply Linda Smith November 20, 2016 - 8:55 am Thanks for the great tutorial. I need to make two of these for Christmas gifts. Reply Barb Miller November 20, 2016 - 12:12 am I *love* this idea!! 🙂 Reply robin durfield November 19, 2016 - 9:21 pm this would be a great gift to make for my quilting circle friends for christmas Reply Judy Allen November 19, 2016 - 7:40 pm Great gift idea for fellow sewers. Reply MaryBeth November 19, 2016 - 4:20 pm thanks for the tutorial. Very cute. Reply Barb K. November 19, 2016 - 12:18 am The scissor holder is a useful project–also love all those beautiful threads! Reply Nicole Aben November 18, 2016 - 10:49 pm This is a great gift idea for my quilter mother! Reply Anna November 16, 2016 - 9:29 pm Nice idea zig zag would work also.. Reply Sherril McGann November 16, 2016 - 5:09 pm Nice tutorial, I supposed I could use zigzag stitch instead of serger. Reply Summer November 16, 2016 - 3:44 pm Nice tutorial ♥ The colours here are so pretty ♥ Reply Laura Manning November 16, 2016 - 3:05 pm I love this little tutorial. Will make some up for gifts for friends. Reply Peggy Pirillo November 16, 2016 - 10:54 am Cute and simple project. I think I need a few of these… Reply Daniela Martisovitsova November 16, 2016 - 9:43 am This is a great idea. Really good for using scraps. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.