...with January's Across The Pond Sew Along project
|Across The Pond Sew Along|
I have always liked seeing those cute scissors holders that are pictured on the net, but have not made one until now.
Maybe that's because I am lucky to have a sister (who is Amy of Amy Made That! blog), who gave me a scissors keeper , along with a beautiful pair of Gingher scissors, one Christmas.
|Christmas Gifts from my sister a few years ago|
Here are some scissor keeper tutorials:
* Heart Shaped Scissors Keeper Tutorial by Handmade Harbour
|Heart Shaped Scissors Keeper Tutorial by Handmade Harbour click HERE|
* Folded Fabric Scissor Holder - Rounded Top Version by Vickis Fabric Creations
|Folded Fabric Scissor Holder- Rounded Top Version by Vickis Fabric Creations |
* Felt Scissor Case by Wild Olive
|Felt Scissor case by Wild Olive click HERE|
* Scissors Case Tutorial by Mother Huddle
|Scissors Case Tutorial by Mother Huddle click HERE|
* Strawberry Scissorkeep by Red Brolly
|Strawberry Scissorkeep by Red Brolly click HERE|
* Owl Scissors Case In the Hoop embroidery by Embroidery Garden (for $4.99)
|Owl Scissor Case by Embroider Garden (in the hoop) click HERE|
I noticed there are a lot of owl scissor keepers out there, and owl scissors! They are so cute! And, I just adore that felt strawberry scissorkeep.... I hope to make that later in January. I'll show it to you, of course!
For today, I decided to start out making my first scissor keeper using the pattern ~
Folded Fabric Scissor Holder - Rounded Top Version by Vickis Fabric Creations
|photo by Vicki's Fabric Creations|
- I chose some Queen Ann's Butterflies from Alchemy by Amy Butler, for the main fabric, and some cream tonal white for the back .
- Then I enlarged my pattern (by Vicki Purnell) to fit onto a page of paper (7 1/4 inches across)
- front and back fabric pieces - 8 3/4 inches x 10 1/4 inches
- Pellon 987 Fusible Fleece- one piece 8 x 8 (this leaves the bottom 2 inches with no fleece, so there is less bulk when folding the bottom point up)
|My pattern was actually 7 1/4 inches wide (rather than 8 3/8 in)|
|Sewn together- front, with fusible fleece, and back side|
Vicki's tutorial explains how to fold over the edges, to make a total of 3 pockets. You begin by folding the right bottom corner over to the far left side.
|The first fold over looks like this.|
With the rest of Vicki's tutorial, I quickly end up with the 3 pocketed, rounded top scissor keeper!
Note: I did fold up the point at the bottom. This was very bulky, and why I am using less Pellon 987 Fusible Fleece (none at that bottom edge ) the next time I make one . ( I even used a hammer to pound the fibers a little before sewing, to try to flatten the area out. I went slowly and even turned my wheel by hand for a few stitches. )
|Folded Fabric Scissor Holder- Rounded Top Version Susie's Sunroom|
It was an extra small yoyo, and I had some trouble making it. Does anyone have any tips on making the small yoyo's ? Are they harder than bigger ones?
|(My confession: I added beads to cover up some "less than perfect" yoyo gathering )|
I'd love to see if you make one.... you can simply add it to our ATPSA Flickr group, where we can all see any of the Across The Pond projects that we have made.
And, If you want to see more beautiful scissor holder ideas, hop on over to Amanda, The Patchsmith, and see her post. Her scissors keepers are just beautiful!
As we say goodbye to 2013, and look forward to the new year...
I wish for all of you blessings, happiness, and good health.
And may your bobbins always be full!