Triangle Scissor Case Finishing Instructions

***Please, if you do use these instructions, I would love it if you would post a comment with a link to your picture so that I can see your work. It would really make me happy! Happy stitching!**

I promised my friend Amanda to try to make some instructions on how to finish these scissor cases. So last night, when I finally had finished the stitching part on Indigo Rose’s ‘Wildflower Hearts’ (freebie found here) I made it into a scissor case and took pictures of the progress. It was a lot of fun! So here goes, my first attempt at describing how I make anything! LOL! Wish me luck! And if you have any questions just ask and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.


Scissor case finishing instructions

First you need your stitched piece and a piece of fabric of the same size (or slightly smaller, only by 2 stitches or so) for the inside. You need to backstitch (I use Pearl Cotton for backstitching and Whip stitching as it is stronger than regular floss) around your stitched piece, about 4 threads from the finished stitching. For instance, the white piece (the outside of the scissor case) is 82×82 backstitches and the pink piece (the inside of the scissor case) is 80×80 backstitches. Cut your fabric about 6-8 threads (it varies on the fabric you are using, some fabrics fray more than others) from the backstitched edge and trim the corners a little.
Press your pieces and fold the edges to the back of the pieces.

Scissor case finishing instructions

Start at a corner and stab your threaded needle under the first stitch on both pieces with the wrong sides together (the right side facing out) and pull your needle through. Go under the next stitches of both front and back piece and pull. This is called Whip Stitching.

Scissor case finishing instructions

Continue Whip Stitching until you have reached the end of the first edge.

Scissor case finishing instructions

Fold the next edge, be careful to press the corners with your fingers and continue whip stitching the backstitched edges together.
Before you close the squares up, be sure to attach ribbon so that you will be able to close your scissor case.

Scissor case finishing instructions

I thread my needle with it, pull it through the stitches and tie a knot at the back.

Scissor case finishing instructions

Scissor case finishing instructions

Finish the Whip Stitching and close your squares up on all four sides. Then fold your piece (see picture) and press it with a hot iron.

Scissor case finishing instructions

Next you need to stitch the edges on the front together to close it up and make the pocket that the scissors will stay in. Thread your needle, secure the end and start Whip Stitching these two edges also. You will be Whip Stitching the already Whip Stitched edges so it might get a little rough on your fingers. Be sure to pull on your thread to close it up nicely. Don’t pull too hard though :o)

Scissor case finishing instructions

Continue all the way down. The end will probably bee a little bulky, but that is to be expected unless you use regular cotton fabric (quilting fabric or the like) for the inside).

Scissor case finishing instructions

Put the scissors in the pocket and close with the top flap. Measure where to attach your button and then sew it on in the correct spot.

Voila! You have now created a beautiful scissor case for your favorite pair (or pairs 😉 ) of scissors!

Scissor case finished front

Scissor case finished - back

Scissor case finished front with scissors



Scissor Case and Fob for Brenda

Scissor Case and Fob for Brenda


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35 responses to “Triangle Scissor Case Finishing Instructions

  1. Þetta er mjög vel útskýrt hjá þér Linda. Ég hef einmitt oft velt fyrir mér hvernig þetta er gert. Nú verð ég að prófa.

  2. Suzanne

    Linda, that is amazing! Such good directions!!!!

  3. These are really great tut! Thanks a lot, Linda!

  4. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for the tutorial 🙂

  5. Þú ert snillingur. Verð að prufa þetta einhvern tímann.

  6. Very well done, and beautiful stitching, too!

  7. Leigh

    Very clear and useable. Congratulations on a job well done. I love the dragonfly case…


  8. Charlene

    Beautifully done!!

  9. Joan

    That is a wonderful tuorial, thanks for putting it together!

  10. Thank you so much for the clear and beautiful tutorial! I may venture out and try one myself!
    Hugs, Deb

  11. Thank you so much!! Those are beautiful! I can’t wait to try it!

  12. Thank you!! I will be trying one of these real soon:)

  13. Great tutorial, wonderful stash and I love the colors you picked for the Quaker christmas. A great pic of you and your sisters. Yes, you all are very pretty.

  14. great tutorial….thanks!

  15. That is amazing! Ingenious!! Thank you. xx

  16. Thank you so much for the tutorial, it’s lovely 🙂

  17. Really nice, your scissor bag;-))


  18. Hello, just want to say thanks for sharing the tutorial for the scissor case.

  19. How beautiful ! Stunning finish for this scissor case. I just put the link on a forum ! Thanks you.
    Hugs from France ♥

  20. superbe étui à ciseaux, merci beaucoup pour les explications, je vais de ce pas me mettre au travail

  21. Lynn

    Thank you for sharing these directions. It is adorable.

  22. Fantastic directions in your tutorial – it’s awesome!! I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve added this to the tutorial links pages on the Focus on Finishing blog 😀

  23. stacybinnj

    WOW! I can’t wait to try this technique. Gorgeous!!!

  24. wow…that is an amazing tutorial

  25. Thank you, you make it look so easy that I am going to give a try…..greetings from Australia

  26. gloria

    excelente aporte mil gracias porcompartir soy de Ecuador

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  28. Can you please give me the color number or name and the threadmaker for the lovely pink tones used in the first scissors case?

    Thank you–such lovely work!

  29. You will find my scissor case on this web site, I have followed your tutorial to prepare a present for a friend. Thanks

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  31. Thank you for sharing. Great tutorial, wonderful!!!!

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  33. What a wonderful idea! I followed your tutorial and it came out pretty well!!

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