Scissor Case

red and white scissor case with title.

 Every sewist, embroiderer and quilter needs a good pair of small scissors for clipping threads. Every knitter, crocheter and weaver needs one as well, and if you have a nice case to store them in, it will protect them, keep them from getting lost, and stop your kids from borrowing them for crafts or homework. (Maybe not on the last one, but I can dream. 🙂 ) It’s also just pretty to have a nice case in your sewing box or project bag.

This scissor case will hold scissors up to 5″ long. If you want a smaller case, it’s made from squares, so the math isn’t too difficult. Besides fabric, you will need a short piece of cord or Perle cotton and a button.

1. Cut fabric

You need four 3″ squares of fabric, two in each colour and one 6″ square of fabric to be the lining. Cut these out in the traditional lined pojagi way.

pojagi scissor case tutorial

2. Join the small squares

Join two different colours using a pojagi seam.

pojagi scissor case tutorial

Repeat with the other two squares, then join into a large square.

pojagi scissor case tutorial

3. Add the lining

Lay the pieced square and the lining right sides together, matching the marked seam allowances.

pojagi scissor case tutorial

Join with a machine stitch, hand running stitch or hand back stitch, leaving a small opening for turning.

pojagi scissor case tutorial

Turn right side out and press well.

pojagi scissor case tutorial

4. Join two sides

Fold on the diagonal, and pin two of the sides together.

pojagi scissor case tutorial

Using a pojagi seam. stitch these sides together.

HINT: If the side with the hole for turning right side out is one of these sides, the hole will be closed with this stitching, and you won’t need an extra step to stitch it closed.

pojagi scissor case tutorial

5. Finish

Lay the piece flat with the seam in the middle, and the points at the top and bottom.

pojagi scissor case tutorial

Sew on a button at the point where the two colours meet.

Put a length of Perle cotton (size 5 or 3) at the tip.

pojagi scissor case tutorial

To close, fold the top down, and wrap the cord around the button a few times.

pojagi scissor case tutorial

The perfect size for small scissors!

pojagi scissor case tutorial

And it looks even better on the other side.

pojagi scissor case tutorial

Enjoy this small project. It would make a great gift for any needleworker in your life.

If you enjoy this, try out the other pojagi Christmas projects as well.


Elizabeth DeCroos - Epida Studio.

Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
Learn more and get her to speak to your group.

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