Thursday, March 15, 2012

Scissor Case & Fob

Hearts with a Rhodes Heart
Another pattern that has not yet
been stitched. Please let me know
if you find any errors.
Stitch the front in linen or Aida cloth.
The choice is yours.
However, be sure to cut 2 pieces of whatever
you use - one for the back and one for the
front. Cut the cloth a little
bigger but do not add the flap on one of the
pattern pieces because the front piece
does not require a flap. The flap should be
added to the back piece as this piece will fold
over onto the front. Be sure to line the inside
with fabric so the scissors do not catch your
threads and break them and ruin all of your
hard work. Also line the scissor case because
your linen or aida cloth might be flimsy and
need that extra support.

Do all of your stitching on the bigger pieces of
fabric. You can even do this stitching on the
back piece of fabric that contains the flap. It is
easier to cut down any excess than to add fabric.

Once you are finished stitching there are several
ways to finish this scissor holder.
1. One way is to line the front piece up with
your lining fabric, stitch on the back sides,
leave an tiny opening and turn right side out.
Press or finger press the seams. Then close
the seam. Repeat for the backing. When finished
put insides together and sew on the sewing
machine for sturdiness. Turn right side out
and press. Turn down the flap and use a
button closure or velcro.

2. Another way is to cut out front and back
pieces, add a lining and then use a blanket
stitch to close it together. Turn down the
flap and close anyway you like.

However I was going to just cut red FELT for
the backing and blanket stitch all around to
include the flap.
But use and do what you prefer. Just use the
patterns here as a guide. Google scissors
tutorials and see which one you prefer to

Some tips: Always measure your scissors
and allow extra fabric for the scissors. It
would be a shame to accidentally cut the fabric too
small only to find out your scissors will not fit inside.
Then you would have to work the pattern again
onto bigger cloth. Even though it is a
quick and easy pattern to finish it can be
redundunt to do it again. So always measure
before you cut any fabric to make sure
everything lines up.
Once the flap closes it will hide your first
Rhodes pattern. But if you like you can make
the pattern longer and put the Rhodes patterns
further down. But this would not be a problem
if you put the Rhodes patterns also on the back

If this would not bother you then it would be
a surprise to open the flap and to
see another heart!
Decorate the front and back with anything that
you like - use beads, sequins, hearts and
glitter to add extra punch or not. The choice is
This set can also be used for HALLOWEEN.
All you have to do is change the colors
to black, purple and orange.

The scissor fobs are easy. One side is hearts and the
other side is the Rhodes pattern. Or you can
stitch up the front with the Rhodes pattern and the
back with the Hearts pattern and put them together
to match your scissors case. The choice is yours.
Thank you for visiting me!
Many stitching hugs and kisses sent your way


diamondc said...

Another sweet project to add to my basket.

Tatkis said...

Thank you so much Conny!
Adorable chart!