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Project: Kimono Scissors Case

This scissors case is both decorative and practical. It’s easy to make, too. The case wraps around your scissors to protect them, in kimono-like fashion. Decorate the case with a bow or your own special finishing touch.


  • All instructions assume a ¼” seam allowance, unless otherwise stated.
  • Choose contrasting or complimentary fabric colors, depending on your personal preference.
  • Choose to make your own, or purchase pre-made binding.


Advanced Beginner


Rotary Circle Cutter (CMP-3)
5” Precision Appliqué Scissors (SCS-4)
18″ x 24″ Self-Healing Rotary Mat (RM-SG)


Fabric in three contrasting colors and/or patterns
Ribbon or other embellishment
Basic sewing supplies


  1. Determine size of circle needed by measuring from tip to tip of the scissors that you are making the case for. This is the size of the circle you will be cutting later.
  2. Place fabric A face down, place batting on top, and place fabric B on top of batting face up. Quilt as desired.
  3. Using the circle cutter, cut the size circle previously determined in step 1.
  4. Cut binding on the bias from fabric C. Binding should be 2-1/4” wide and length should match the circumference of the circle. Fold in half.
  5. Sew binding on the circle, with raw edges matching. Roll over to other side and catch down by hand.
  6. Fold as shown in image and place pins to indicate where ribbon (or other embellishment) is to be placed. Fold ribbon ½”, then form a 9” cut of ribbon. Place where pin is. Remove pin and tack in place. Do the same to the other side.


  • Use temporary spray adhesive or pins to hold 3 layers together while quilting.
  • This is a great way to practice machine quilting techniques without wasting fabric!