Easy Fabric Scissor Pouch

Easy Fabric Scissor Pouch

Hi, everyone. This is Ann Clemmer and Stamper
from stamperdog.com doing a scissor pouch.
We made these really cute scissor pouches with our team of
demonstrators called the 24/7 Stampers way back in March of 2012
and everybody kept asking me to do a video. So now I’m going to do one for the bigger
scissors. And I really love this red and black Timeless
Portrait. You’re going to start out with the Dresden
Designs Bigz Die and you’re going to do two, of two patterns.
You’re going to do two pieces of interfacing on the smaller size.
Now you could them the same size and then trim it down
but it’s so much easier to do the smaller size of the interfacing
and not have to do that trimming. Now you could also make this all out of the
same pattern but I like it with two different patterns.
When you sew them, make sure that you sew them right sides together.
So now we’re just going to sew the very top part
and figure out exactly kinda where we want to sew that –
where we want that top part to bend. So what I like to do here is I’m just going
to lay these down kind of informally and just bend it down.
And see, wow, that looks about right so that’s about where I’m
going to fold it. Anybody with some Home Economics training
or sewing class, basic sewing classes, can do these.
I actually never pinned them together, but you’re going to get
a better finished product if you do pin them together.
Now I’m putting the dots here just so I have some kind of
reference of how far down I want them to, I want to sew around
that great big arch. But the main thing is, you just want them
to be the same all the way across.
If you don’t get them exactly the same, that’s okay, too.
So you’re going to go over to your sewing machine – or you can
hand sew it – and sew a scant quarter-inch seam.
Now that just means a little smaller than a quarter inch and
it’s on the outside of where the interfacing is.
I’m not catching the interfacing in the seam. And then I’m going along and I’m cutting about
every 3/8 of an inch along that curve so that it will turn
over better. So all we’re going to do, look, we’re turned
it inside out and there’s that arch and it looks pretty
good. In fact, in a minute I’m going to show you
how I did that. I just took that piece that I’d sown together
and turned it inside out with my fingers. And then when I’m done with that I’m going
to take these away and I’m going to iron them because that’s
the secret of any fabric project is to iron.
I don’t iron for anything else but I can iron for this.
And that will give you a nice arch. Now this is where you have to decide what
side you want to be the outside. I want the Cherry Cobbler to be the outside.
If I wanted the black to be the pouch part, I would put the two
black parts together. But for this, I’m going to put the Cherry
Cobbler parts together because I actually like that to be the part,
the main part that’s holding the scissors.
Now when you put this together, you do want to keep all of your
layers of fabric as even as possible and that will give you
a much more satisfactory result. You’re going to sew from that little notch
– here, let me go and make this a little bit closer for you.
You’re going to sew from this little notch right here
all the way down, doing the scant quarter inch, all the way
around the bottom and back up to the other side.
Now when you do this you want to go and go over the bottom part
a couple times extra because you are putting scissors
and that’s a pointy object and you don’t want them coming
out the bottom. So when you sew, just go over that bottom
bit one or two times more. Then you’re going to have more reinforcement
there. And see, I didn’t even go all the way down.
I just went to the outside of the interfacing.
Now I’m going to trim that off with the scissors. You could go all the way down, but you’re
going to see it takes a minute to turn that inside out.
And so I trim those corners and that will make it easier to turn
and give you a much better look on the outside. So here I’m just going to scrinch that up
and turn it inside out. It’s probably the hardest thing I do. At least
it seems to take the longest amount of time.
Just put your finger in there; I have short fingers so they’re
not going to do the job really well. Now you might be tempted to get the “pokey
tool” and go and put the dull end of that up there, but you know
I don’t want you to poke yourself with the sharp end of it!
So take a pen that you know the cap won’t come off
and stick that up there, or anything that you know is going to
have a rounded end and is going to bring that all the way out,
because you want that seam to come out as far as possible.
And don’t give up until it’s just the way you want it.
And see, look. Now I’m going to trim it down. Now mine, if you want to know the truth, isn’t
exactly even, but I’m going to press it down so that it’s
. . . I’m going to decide which end is the side
I like the best and then I’m just going to press it down and
make it look even. And see, doesn’t that look nice with those
black-handled scissors? But you know, let’s kick it up a notch.
And all I’m going to do is add a little bit of the Cherry Cobbler
Dotted Ribbon. Now it doesn’t really matter that it’s dotted
because the dotted part isn’t going to show.
That’s what I love about this ribbon because if I want the dots to show,
they show. All I did was zigzag them about a couple of
inches, just so that they’re about the size I want.
And I actually use the mat and – don’t try to stick
that through with your fingers; it’s just not good.
And then, if I was smart, I would’ve taken the pokey tool
and put a little hole in the pouch itself, just the little lip there.
But no, I went and took the brad and I forced it through.
Now you could do that with this cotton because it will forgive
something like that. But if you were making this out of satin,
nooooo, I would definitely use the pokey tool.
So that’s got just enough weight to hold that down and I don’t
want to have it on the inside because I don’t want it to mar my scissors.
Those are really nice scissors and I like ’em a lot.
This is Ann Clemmer and Stamper from stamperdog.com, trying to put a little ink, paper, and fun
into your day.

10 Replies to “Easy Fabric Scissor Pouch”

  1. I really love this & have a couple of small prs. of scissor that could take you on blood sample with. Thanks so much for your great videos. Off to get materials to make several for me & sis

  2. Oh @hudsonsailor54 ! That is just too much like right! Thanks for the suggestion! Ann was just 10" away from one. I'll have to tell her to pay more attention next time! 🙂

  3. Thanks for the kudos. I'll tell Ann. She's done the pencil eraser thing, but I don't usually have pencils. Don't work without opposing thumbs. The Bigz L Dies are about the size of a half sheet of paper.

  4. What a lovely idea! I love this! Thank you very much! I'm coming home and will check to see if I can buy the dresden plate die.

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