Triangle Scissor Case – Tutorial

***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



Set of smalls - a birthday gift

Set of smalls - a birthday gift

Scissor Case and Fob for Brenda

Scissor Case and Fob for Brenda

Scissor Case and Fob for Brenda

Purple set of smalls

Purple set of smalls

Set of smalls for Svala

Set of smalls for Birgitta

Set of smalls for Birgitta

33 responses to “Triangle Scissor Case – Tutorial

  1. Shay

    HI Linda,
    I am about to start this scissor case for the HOE Freebie exchange. I plan on using a freebie from My Aunts Atic in shades of teal green. It would match a piece of silk dupioni I have. Would that fabric work or should I use a cotton?
    Thanks for your help

  2. Shay

    Woops forgot ths say THANKS for the tutorial. It’s the greatest

  3. Great tutorial, thanks. The stitching is so beautiful! You are a gifted stitcher.

  4. Wonderful tutorial, thanks a million Linda! I found them extremely easy to use, and I think my scissors case turned out well, if I do say so myself 🙂 Here is a link to the post

    Thanks again!

  5. Dear Linda,
    thanks for wonderful instructions! I used the same chart (just to be sure that the scissor case will not be too small :)), and finished using your instructions. I love the result!

  6. Thanks for the tutorial, Linda. I’ve looking high and low for this tutorial. Now I can try to do it for my collection… 🙂


  7. Hiya Linda – just wondering whether I could ask you if you’d be happy to run this same tutorial over on the Focus on Finishing blog some time? I had another tutor lined up to do the same thing, but she felt it would be doubled-up as yours is so clear and well put together 🙂 If you’re interested, drop me a line and we can take it from there.
    Hugs, Anne

  8. Michèle Belgium

    One thousand thank you for this tutorial. It is great and in more your cases with scissors are magnificent!

  9. Julie

    Thank you for the great instructions, i have a pic of the scissor case i made here and on my blog.

  10. Cathrine

    Wonderful instructions the way of stitching.
    Just this week I did make a scissor case, didn’t know how to close and to use the inside material, but now I do.!!! Thank you…
    also to reference of the freebie Indigo rose … it’s a lovely pattern.
    the netherlands

  11. JEANNE

    Thanks you for such clear directions, you do such good work

  12. Terry Nash

    I love your directions i made 2 cases using them.I kept 1 for myself and the other i gave as a gift.Thank you so much. Terry

  13. Mandi Millar

    i enjoyed your directions for finishing the scissor case and loved the different cases you have made. i was wondering who the different designers were and if those designs were still available.
    thank you again,

  14. Beautiful in “pumpkin”!

  15. Hello thanks for your directions I have been looking for something like this and I will soon start one using your tutorials. As soo as I finish I will show you my work. I have the intention to do the design by myself too.

  16. Bonjour!

    Merci beaucoup pour ce tuto! Moi qui suis toujours en train de chercher mes ciseaux, je vais m’y mettre tout de suite!!!

  17. Bonjour
    Merci beaucoup pour ce tuto il est superbe C’est une bonne idée pour protéger les ciseaux Bonne journée Christine

  18. annie.g

    elles sont superbes toutes ces pochettes
    bravo à toutes

  19. merci pour ce tuto ! tres bonnes explications !
    tres jolies photos et felicitations aux brodeuses
    bises de lili

  20. юленька

    россия рулит

  21. How wonderful to see all of the photos of the sets you have made together in one post. Fabulous!

  22. Luce77

    Merci pour cette belle réalisation.

  23. galchon-ok

    Очень красивые работы, просто загляденье!!!

  24. I just found your site, by way of xstitchhappy. I have a question on the Triangle scissor case…if the liner fabric has fewer backstitches then the stitched piece…what happens to the extra stitches when you whip them together??? Thanks so much. Carolann Dunaske

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  26. Thanks so much for so generously sharing this tutorial! I followed it to make this case – Great instructions!

  27. rajashri

    thanx for sharing

  28. Hi! Greetings from Finland! I love your blog! Your quilts are so fantastic!!! Я люблю вашу страну, потому что я православный.
    Yours, Ulla

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  30. Martha

    Thank you for the lovely instructions. I have been making scissors cases of my own design, but yours is much nicer and just as easy to do!

  31. Bourne

    J’aimerais comment recevoir les grilles de ces ouvrages très beaux

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