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« on: September 30, 2017 06:23:16 PM »

In the front seat of my car, I keep a small bucket tote to contain the item I usually just toss on the seat (keys, sunglasses, work ID, gum, CDs, etc.) and I added a pair of scissors after realizing how handy it would be to have scissors in the car (like for when I need to wrap a gift in the car in the parking lot of the surprise party I forgot about until the last minute). I didn't love the idea of just tossing the scissors in there "naked,"(potential projectile of death if I ever get in an accident), so I decided to make them their own scissor cozy. I couldn't find a pattern that was the right size for my scissors, so I just decided to make my own.



Materials:
Outside Fabric (buy enough to fit the length of your scissors)
Lining fabric
Batting or thick stabilizer
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Some sort of closure (button, velcro, snap, etc)
The scissors that the cozy is for
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1. First, you need to make a pattern. I drew a triangle around my scissors.



2. Then, realizing that I couldn't draw a nice, even triangle (because I couldn't find a ruler), I folded my triangle in half and  drew a 1/4" seam allowance around the half of the triangle that looked better.



3. Next, I cut the triangle out, and checked to make sure that the scissors would still fit inside the inside triangle.



4. I traced the triangle onto another sheet of paper, and drew on a flap so I could close the cozy. I didn't need to add seam allowance because it was included on the original triangle.



5. Lay your pattern pieces on the fabric and cut the front and back pieces out of your outside fabric and your lining fabric so you have a set of each. Hopefully, you don't realize that your very directional fabric is not quite big enough... Since I had to cut it on an angle, the text fabric, which I had planned to use for the outside, was now going to be the lining Smiley



6. If you're using batting, use the pattern pieces to cut out a front and back piece, adding a little extra all the way around.



7. Lay the outside fabric on top of the batting, and quilt as desired (if desired Smiley ). I cut out a badly drawn bat and used that as a template to quilt my fabric.



My quilted (mutant) bats!



8. For the outer (now quilted) fabric, place the right sides together and stitch the side seams. Repeat for the lining fabric.



9. Trim away the excess batting to reduce the bulk on the seam allowance.



10. Turn the lining right side out (I think I may have trimmed the seam first), and tuck it into the outer piece so that the right sides are together.



11. Stitch around the edges, leaving an opening (mine was about 2 1/2" wide) for turning. Turn everything right side out, and tuck the lining inside the cozy. Topstitch around the edge of the opening and the flap.



12. Put the scissors inside to test the fit, and mark where you want your closure to be. Add your closure and you're finished! ETA: I realized that if you are using a button for a closure, you might want to add a loop of ribbon (or a piece of elastic) in the seam of the flap, or just stitch a buttonhole in the flap. If you're using Velcro, you might need to stitch the piece for the front of the cozy on before you stitch the front and back pieces together.






 
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017 06:42:04 PM »

Oh my gawsh! This is brilliant! All of it - the tutorial, material, sqilting shape, and functionality! You're a rockstar!

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017 07:03:09 PM »

Brilliant! I have scissors in just about every room in my house so why I never thought about the car is a mystery.
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2017 07:55:24 PM »

Thank you! Buying the fabric before I had my pattern led to the happy accident of having the bat fabric on the outside. When I decided to quilt it, a bat seemed like a fun choice!

And, I can't tell you how many times those scissors have come in handy in the car!
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017 10:48:16 AM »

I love the bat quilting! It's such a great detail.
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2017 07:49:44 PM »

Thanks! I wish I had drawn it a little better, but it's close enough. I kept chuckling to myself as I was stitching it Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017 11:26:21 PM »

Great idea. I have brought scissors in the car with wrapping paper & an envelope to send. But always took it back in the house. I don't know why I didn't leave it there in the car with those items. A little mail depot!  Great idea!!!

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017 06:46:20 PM »

Great idea. I have brought scissors in the car with wrapping paper & an envelope to send. But always took it back in the house. I don't know why I didn't leave it there in the car with those items. A little mail depot!  Great idea!!!

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Thats usually what I use them for, but theyre handy for opening packages too!
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2017 10:23:37 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2017 02:06:26 PM »

Wow! Thank you! I am duly (and truly) honored Smiley
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