It’s sew simple to make a scissor holder. Free resource attached!

It’s sew simple to make a scissor holder. Free resource attached!

Scissor holder

This is a great way to store and protect the point of your scissors from going blunt went in a drawer at home. They have 3 compartments and can store small  and large scissors and also suitable to carry a rotary cutter. Once you understand the folding, you can make them in a matter of minutes. The decoration is optional. The scissor holder would be a great Secondary KS3 textiles project. Students could; design their own font, do some pattern cutting, try out different embroidery stitches and learn about recycled materials, before they make the holder itself. it has great potential for all ages.

In my first beginners class next week, we will be learning how to use the sewing machine, making a scissor holder and patchwork pincushion, so I have been busy preparing for this. I have made some example products and created a help sheet that you can take away after the workshop. You can also download here and have a go at home. I would love to see your makes, so please take a picture and share it on Instagram with the ItsSewSimple hashtag if you do. I will also have these available at the Knitting and stitching show where I have 10 workshops happening over the 4 days.

Trial and error.

It is such a quick easy make, that I added an embroidery initial to decorate the front. In making one, I didn’t place the letter well, so made a second example. Practice makes perfect hey! I will keep the first as an example of how not to do it. Luckily it doesn’t cost much, as you can recycle an old pair of jeans and some scrap fabric you have left over from a previous make.


I will make a help sheet for my patchwork pincushion next, as the liberty squares have arrived. See images below and keep an eye out for my next blog post.

My workshops are at the ArtsDepot in Finchley

Click below for printable instructions:

scissor holder instructions