Towards the end of last year, Marina from Frocks and Frolics offered readers a chance to download her Country Apron pattern for free and I know a lot of you took her up on that offer. Well you know how it is when you get a couple of sewing enthusiasts ‘in the same room’ and Marina and I have been chatting and collaborating for a while.
She loved the Boxy Bag (more on that in a later post) and wanted to use it as the pattern for a sewing bag in the sewing lessons she runs in the UK. I was delighted of course and her students have been producing some really varied work, and some beautiful examples of the bag – you can see some examples on the courses page.
To go along with the sewing bag, she also instructs on how to make a pin cushion, and today’s project – the Scissors Pouch pattern, the pattern for which I am sharing with you today. It’s a perfect quickie project, easy to sew, decorative and useful too. I’m delighted with mine – in the salt air of my beach front sewing room this is going to protect my fabric scissors and keep everything to hand next to the machine.
Download the pattern from Frocks and Frolics.
Sewing the Scissors Pouch Pattern
Marina has made a fun video on how to sew the scissors pouch so I’m not going to go into any great detail. If you aren’t from the UK, hers is another example of a British accent although very different from mine. You should enjoy her down-to-earth tutorial.
I added on some fusible fleece to the suggested areas of my pattern on the reverse of the lining fabric. I also used interfacing on the entire outside fabric, although it wasn’t really needed.
A quick bit of stitching and turning, another few quick lines of stitching and it was done! Mine is slightly different to Marina’s – I folded mine the other way, plus I didn’t have any buttons for closures so I folded the top flap down a little further and added a snap fastening. Works beautifully.
The perfect size to keep my most used tools right there next to the machine. I really enjoyed making this project and think you will too. So drop on over to the scissors pouch page at Frocks and Frolics to get the pattern, watch the video and see some examples her students have sewn of the boxy bag.
Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy