Becky's Instructions for Scissor Pockets
(as seen below)
Gather the needed materials/supplies:
Your stitched piece
Your backing fabric
Spray Adhesive (Optional)
Thread that matches your lining fabric
Step 1. Determine the size you will need to cut the cardboard. You will need 2 pieces of cardboard cut to size. You will need to cut the cardboard to allow for your stitched piece to be centered onto the cardboard and the seam allowance of your stitched piece (I usually allow 1 - 1 1/2 inch seam allowance) pulled to the back of the cardboard and laced (DO NOT DO THIS STEP YET).
Step 2. Cut your cardboard out. Make sure both pieces are cut the exact same size. Cover the front of one piece of cardboard with a piece of batting-I use a light coat of spray adhesive-but you can use any glue. Trim batting to fit. (this piece will be the front of your pocket-the piece you add your stitched piece to-the batting will be to the front for extra padding)
Step 3. Cut 2 pieces of lining fabric. Allow enough seam allowance to pull the lining fabric to the back of the cardboard pieces and lace it. Iron your lining fabric and your stitched piece if it needs to be.
Step 4. After Lacing your lining fabrics to the cardboard, take the fabric lined piece with the batting (the front of your scissor pocket) and center your stitched piece (I turn my stitched piece under just a little on the top and bottom and finger press it-this gives you nice clean edges-the sides of your stitched piece do NOT need this step) onto the fabric lined piece of carboard and pull the seam allowance to the back and lace in place (your stitched piece will be centered near the bottom of the length of the cardboard). Blind stitch the bottom of the stitched piece closed. (there are other options here, as I used with the snowman-I glued a piece of ribbon across the bottom pulling the extra to the back and gluing in place-on the acorn piece, I blind stitched the bottom closed-you could even tack a ribbon bow on the bottom edge of the stitched piece-anything you choose just to close it to keep your scissors inside)
Step 5. Glue the wrong sides of the carboard pieces together making sure they are matched up exactly (you can also use a blind stitch here, all the way around the pieces of cardboard- I tried both ways one for the snowman and the other for the acorn-they both work well-but if you are not good at hiding your blind/ladder/in the ditch stitches, I would go with glue) If using glue, allow to dry completely before going to next step.
Step 6. Determine length of cording you will need and add about 6-8 inches extra for the tassels and the hanger. Tie a knot in your cording and start at the bottom of the scissor pocket, centering the knot bring your cording up both sides. Use your choice of pins to add details (this is just something I think adds character and dresses up the piece a little-you don't have to add pins) and then blind stitch the cording to the pocket. Fringe the cording at the bottom.
Step 7. Add your scissors and you are finished!
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