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Scissors Cover for Mother’s Day Gift

You can sew this for yourself or another mother [no, not the other mother] you love! In every household lives at least two to three scissors, each for a different purpose. Scissors come in so many different sizes and shapes, so these instructions are designed to tailor-make it for any scissors. Although the making of the cover is the ordinary part of the project, the design is what makes each one unique, and there are many possibilities. Here’s how you make one with some wool felt and embroidery floss:


Wool Felt: A piece of thick [5mm] felt the size of your scissors, blue, and yellow felt, and assorted colors for decoration.

Embroidery floss


1) Lay your scissors on a piece of paper and draw a line, leaving ½” of space all around.

2) Using your pattern, cut two pieces of felt, one out of extra thick felt [5mm] for the back which can be of a contrasting color, and the other out of felt with regular thickness. We used thick felt in the back and regular thickness of blue felt in the front.

3) Trace this same pattern on a piece of yellow felt for the pocket, so you can decorate and stitch your flowers before cutting the felt.

4) Now trace and cut two blue bells out of the blue felt, five circles out of pink felt, one red flower and one small yellow circle for the middle, as well as two thin leaves out of green felt, as shown.

5) Draw your pattern with a light green color on the yellow felt. Glue all the flower pieces in place and the two green leaves on the yellow felt as shown in photo. With pink thread stitch a French knot in the middle of each of the 5 pink circles. With green thread stitch stems for your flowers, using the Stem Stitch, and some leaves as shown in photo.

6) Once you finish decorating the pocket, cut a piece off the top of the pattern depending on how much of the scissors handles you want exposed.

7) Using the decorated pocket as pattern, cut an identical piece of yellow felt to use as pocket lining.

8) With double red thread, Blanket-Stitch the two yellow pocket pieces, attaching them together at the top edge.

9) Place the yellow pocket on top of the two blue pieces used for backing, matching edges and pin in place. Blanket-stitch around the whole outside edge, through all four layers of the yellow and blue, and around the two blue layers at the top.

10) Your scissors cover is ready!

Red, green, and pink.

Now you have your pattern.

Book Giveaway

Fanciful Felties

For all you felt lovers who like to hand-sew, we have two beautiful books to giveaway today. One of them is the American classic, Felt Wee Folk by Salley Mavor and the other is Fanciful Felties by Samantha Cotterill. To enter drawing please leave a comment here by Saturday, March 26th 8 p.m. ET and the winner will be announced Monday, 28th.

And the winner is…

faith 2011/03/24 at 10:12 am
we are new to felting and i would love to get a hold of one of these great
resources. thanks for the chance!

Posted by Living Crafts on Mar 23, 2011 04:00 PM | 399 Comments

399 Responses to “Scissors Cover for Mother’s Day Gift”

  1. jessica says:

    these would be so fun!

  2. Nancy Freeman says:

    I am just starting to work with wool and these books would be a great help with the planning of little gifts for my quilt retreat group.
    Thank you for giving me a chance to win, Nancy

  3. Leslie Howard says:

    Lovely books!

  4. Great spring time fun activity to do with my daughters..I hope to inspire others!

  5. Stephanie says:

    What a beautiful project and the book looks really neat.

  6. Heather says:

    Wee Felt Folk has been on my wish list for awhile and Fanciful Felties looks wonderful! What a charming tutorial, it would be nice to make something for myself; I think I just might!

  7. Gail Huber says:

    This is so fun! Thanks for the chance to win these wonderful books… It’s like eye candy!

  8. Cheryl says:

    This would make a perfect gift!

  9. Mary says:

    I am going to make this, thanks again Living Crafts for all the best inspiration!

  10. susan says:

    thanks again for the chance to win … you always inspire us all to create

  11. Lisa Nelson says:

    Oooo, yes please??!!! Thank you for so many wonderful ideas….

  12. Joy says:

    Thank you for the pattern and drawing!

  13. gea says:

    wow,ilove these giveaway!!
    please :)

  14. Sara says:

    Looks like some great books!

  15. Cheryl Bommarito says:

    I would be SO excited to win these books. I love that you guys do these contests! :)

  16. Anne says:

    Would love these! Sooooo fun.

  17. LisaAnn says:

    I’d love these books- I like to have a handwork project all the time :)

  18. Joan says:

    Just looking at the scissors cover makes me want to get out my felt and get to work, so that book would add to the inspiration!

  19. Kara says:

    Hi. I love felt and I am just getting started working with it with my three year old daughter. We would appreciate these books!

  20. liz says:

    I would Love to win these books! We are just building up our craft library as my lil ones grow and loving felt right now.

  21. MamaAmethyst says:

    I’ve just become so fascinated with wool and felt lately. This book would really inspire some creative time for my son and I. Thanks for your generosity!

  22. Elizabeth LUndy says:

    Would love to win these books! I’d love some ideas to do with my kids and their mamas!

  23. Marie says:

    Get yer felt on! I am adapting the scissor cover to be a wooden sword holder( sword from Original Tree Swing).

  24. Emily says:

    These books look great!

  25. Sarah Northrip says:

    Oh how fun! I love sewing felt and these are books I don’t have!

  26. Fran F says:

    I would love, love, love to win this item!

    Great giveaway!


  27. Sarah says:

    What a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. jen says:

    been looking at these for a lllllloooooonnnnnnnnggggggg time! thanks for the chance to win them!

  29. Brenda B. says:

    Please let me be the first on my block to get this cool book!

  30. Erika says:

    oh I just missed of luck, gang!

  31. Erica says:

    Double fun– one for me, one for a friend!

  32. Erin F says:

    I just read about that book on another site today!

  33. Sarah M says:

    Sweet giveaway!

  34. Lee LaPaix says:

    I always love your giveaways so much – and they always fit so perfectly with the season!

  35. Jessica says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Rebecca says:

    I would devour these books!!! Great tutorial, by the way. :) Please enter me in your giveaway.

  37. cynthia says:

    That Sally Mavor book is a classic and so much fun even to just browse. I would love to check out that Felties book!

  38. Cathy De Rocher says:

    Oh my gosh! I am in awe of Sally Mavor. The detail in her work is astounding. I’d treasure her book and I’d love to explore the Felties book too! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks for featuring them.

  39. Jennifer says:

    I own this book and love it! I made wee folk for my nursery students. They were just adorable.

  40. Mary D says:

    Since reading one of her books to my children (Heart Song) Sally's felt work has inspired nearly everything I've created in the past 4 years!  Seeing how she creates with high quality materials and her attention to detail not only delights but inspires so much creativity at our house!!  Thank you Sally!  Your fairy folk even helped to build one of my dearest friendships.  You are a rock star in our eyes :)   Congrats on the new book!  Looking forward to peaking inside!

  41. Roxanne Anderson says:

    Please enter my name. Having seen this book before, it being a 'gem' I would love to own a copy.

  42. Kim says:

    I would LOVE to win copies of these fabulous books. Many thanks, fellow Cape Codder, Kim

  43. Debi Waldron says:

    I just love these two books however my favorite is the wee ones. thank you so much for the chance to win.

    Take care and have a wonderful day!

  44. MamaJod says:

    Please, please pick me!!!!

  45. Sparrow Song Knits says:

    Oh yes please – and thanks for the reminder about these great scissor covers!

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