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Scissor Keeper Tutorial {52 UFO Quilt Block Pick Up}

This week we are going to cut up another couple of quilt blocks to make a scissor keeper! Weeeee. I love pouches and really anything that will keep something sharp safe so it doesn’t poke my hand when I reach to the bottom of a bag.

scissor keeper tutorial | patchwork posse #sewing #scissors #quiltThis little scissor keeper has an extra pouch in the back –so you can stuff it with more notion goodies….and chocolate of course.  Double Bonus.  The pouch is perfect for medium sized scissors.  These measure 5 1/2 inches long.

scissor keeper tutorial

Scissor Keeper Tutorial

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scissor keeper tutorial

As you can see from the photos the backside of this cute scissor keeper I used an embroidered quilt block!!!  Do you have any of those hanging around in your UFO Quilt block stash? I have a few more! You can find this embroidery pattern here– totally cute!

scissor keeper tutorial

Materials needed:

  • 2 UFO quilt blocks around 6 1/2″ square
  • lining: 2– 6 1/2″ X 4 1/2″
  • pocket: 2– 6 1/2″ X 4 1/2″
  • button and loop for the button

1)  Cut the quilt blocks to measure 6 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ —the front of the pouch is partially covered by the scissor pocket, so you can use a solid fabric for here instead and save that UFO quilt block for another project {there will be more coming during the year!}

2)  Place the pocket fabric pieces- right sides together

3)  using the measurements below mark and cut

scissor keeper

4)  Pin them together {right sides still facing} and sew the top and bottom diagonal sides that you just cut

5)  Turn this tube right sides out and iron

6)  Place pocket on the right side of the front pouch fabric

7)  Sew on the bottom diagonal- the sides will be sewn into the side seam later

8)  Sew the loop at the top

9)  Pin right sides together the front and back of the pouch

10)  Sew around leaving the top open- turn right sides out

11)  Lining- place right sides together

12)  Sew around leaving a 1 1/2″ opening on the bottom for turning

13)  Stuff the outside into the lining – right sides will be facing. Pin

14)  Sew around the top edge

15)  Turn right sides out and stuff the lining back into the pouch

16)  Sew button on the scissor pouch and sew the opening for turning closed

scissor keeper tutorial

Do you have a favorite scissor keeper? 

This is part of the 52 UFO Quilt Block Pick Up series……need more ideas on what to do with your UFO Quilt Blocks? previous weeks and UFO Quilt Block ideas

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4 thoughts on “Scissor Keeper Tutorial {52 UFO Quilt Block Pick Up}

  1. Heather

    I love how this turned out Becky! It is a great use of the embroidery design and I think I need to make one for myself! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Chelsea

    Fun! I think I need some of these just to keep my 2 year old from stealing my scissors! I’d love for you to consider joining our first ever Pattern Party! Those with free patterns to share are invited to link up. Check it out!

  3. whosies

    make a different closer that is harder to get open too- that might deter those little fingers even more!

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