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3- Pocket Scissor Case Pattern

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After designing the reversible fabric baskets and the needlebook, I have come up with this 3- pocket scissor case pattern to organize my sewing room.


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This scissor holder can be made from scraps of fabric and can help you make your sewing table neat tidy and colorful.

This pattern comes with templates to make sewing a breeze even for a beginner seamstress. They can be custom-made in the color and prints you love. Add a touch of lace or rick rack and some cute buttons to make it even more colorful.


scissor case sewing pattern


scissor case sewing pattern (3)


Besides being an incredibly useful thing you can make for yourself, this scissor case can be an awesome gift for a friend or family member who loves to sew.



So, let’s get started with the easy 3- pocket scissor case pattern.


If you would like to see how to sew a needlebook, click on the picture below,


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3- Pocket Scissor Case Pattern


Supplies Needed:

Fabric scraps in two colors or prints for the scissor holder main and lining- 13″ x 9.5″.

Fabric scraps in the same color and print for the scissor holder flap- 7″ x 6″.

Medium-weight interfacing for the main scissor holder and flap- 20″ x 16″.

Snap buttons or colorful plastic buttons for closure.

Sewing notions.

Pattern pieces.

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Gather your supplies. Here I have used the blue printed fabric as the main piece and the red solid fabric as the lining.


Use the scissor holder template to cut the main scissor holder piece, lining, and interfacing.


Similarly cut the flap pieces using the flap template.


You will get your scissor holder pieces like this.


And your flap pieces like this.


Cut 3/8-inch away from the main interfacing piece, all around. Repeat on the flap interfacing (this would reduce the bulk in the seam).


Take the main scissor holder piece and fuse the interfacing to the wrong side, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure to leave 3/8-inch all around while fusing.


Repeat with the flap and interfacing piece.


Take the fused piece and the lining and place them layered with the right sides together, lining up the edges and clip them together, around the edges. Sew around the edges, leaving the bottom edge open. Clip the edges with your scissors to reduce the bulk in the seam.


Bring the right side out and press to make it crisp and clean. Topstitch around the edges, leaving the bottom edge.


Next, place the flap over the main scissor holder piece, lining up the raw edge of the flap with the slanting edge of the main scissor holder piece and with the similar fabrics touching.


Next, place the lining piece over it, with the right sides together and lining up the edges. Clip the layer together, around the edges.


Sew around the edges, leaving about 3 to 4 inches to turn the right side out.


Clip the corners.


Bring the right side out through the opening.


Poke the corners out with the help of a wooden dowel and press to make it neat and crisp.


Topstitch around the holder.


Next, we fold and form the scissor pockets. There are three pockets formed by folding. * Note that you need to stitch back and forth a few times to reinforce the stitches while forming all the pockets.


Keep the scissor holder with the lining side facing up. Fold the left edge towards the center such that the top corner of the edge touches the corner where the flap is attached (see the arrow). Sew down the edge as marked, making sure to reinforce the stitches at the start and finish. Your first pocket is formed.


Next, fold the right edge along the earlier stitching line and clip to hold the fold. Sew along the left side, just above the fold beneath to secure the second pocket(as marked above). Here again, make sure to reinforce the stitches at the start and finish.


Next, fold the free edge back to the right side such that it lines up with the fold beneath and clip in place. Sew the edge down to secure.


Sew the lower edge shut.


Sew the snap buttons or you may even sew buttonholes and use colorful buttons or fabric-covered buttons to make it look more colorful.


Your 3- pocket scissor case is ready for use!


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Saturday 18th of May 2024

Your instructions completely miss out how to attach the flap.. It goes from showing it being turned right-side out, to topstitching around the holder with the flap attached


Tuesday 21st of May 2024

Please read the instructions carefully without missing the steps. The flap is sandwiched between the scissor holder and lining and is pulled out to the right side later.


Tuesday 10th of October 2023

Exactly what I've been looking for. Are there printed directions that I could get?


Monday 17th of April 2023

May I make some to sell?


Friday 26th of May 2023

Yes, you may use the pattern to make the items for sale in small quantities provided you give due credit to my blog.


Friday 30th of September 2022

How in the world did you ever figure how to design that pattern? It boggles the mind until reading your very clear instructions. :-) Thanks, Sheila


Monday 16th of May 2022

I am a subscriber already and can't get the pattern to download. I put my name in again with no results.


Monday 16th of May 2022

I just checked the link. It is working perfectly fine. Kindly refresh your browser and try again.