Do you need a special pocket or sleeve to keep your scissors in?
How about a sleeve made out of denim?
with the added ribbon ties, this sleeve keeps your scissors in place while traveling to sewing classes, or for an afternoon of sewing with friends.
- 5″ x 16″ piece of denim fabric for the exterior
- 5″ x 16″ piece of quilting cotton for the lining
- ribbon – 2 pieces each at 10″ long
Adjust the dimensions, if necessary, for your scissors.
Fold the lining piece in half right sides together and lengthwise with raw edges matching.
Determine which short end will be the top. Measure down from this short end 7 1/2″. Where the raw edges meet at the 7 1/2″ mark, take a ruler on this edge and set it at an angle on the fabric down 1 1/4″. Draw a line with a disappearing marker.
From that line, measure 1 1/4″ back to the raw edges, drawing another angled line. You have made a triangle. Cut out on the 2 angled lines that you have drawn.
Repeat for the denim exterior piece. When finished and folded up, this will be the bottom of the sleeve.
Open the fabric back up, with the right sides facing up. On both short ends of the denim exterior piece, center and baste the 2 ribbons with raw edges matching.
Place the denim and lining fabric right sides together. Sandwich the ribbons in between and matching the cut out triangles.
Sew all around with 1/4″ seams, leaving a small opening in one of the short sides. Make tiny clips with your scissors where you cut out the angled lines making the triangles, not cutting into your stitches.
Turn right side out and push out all corners. Press. Topstitch both short ends 1/4″ from the edges. This closes the opening.
Place the sleeve with the lining facing side up. Have the top edge as the top, where you measured down 7 1/2″ previously. Fold the bottom up until the triangle edges meet together. When folded, the front piece will be a little shorter than the back piece.
Pin together with the denim fabric facing out.
Stitch from the bottom fold to the top on both sides with a zigzag stitch or a decorative stitch.
I used a Rick rack stitch with contrasting threads.
Place your scissors in the sleeve and tie the ribbons into a bow!