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Cap your Scissors

Cap your Scissors [Illustrations by Shinod AP]

If you want to find your scissors just when you need them, make this sturdy case for them.

The things you need:

1. Any old cloth (12 inches by 16 inches)
2. A sheet of foam (half inch thickness)
3. A sewing machine

4. A thick fancy cord

Step 1: Fold the cloth into a quarter. Draw a triangle of base three inches and height seven inches, as shown below. Cut it out.

Similarly, cut the foam into two triangles of the same dimensions as the cloth.

Step 2: Machine stitch a layer of foam in between the two layers of the cloth.

Step 3: When the two triangles with foam padding are complete, snip the apex and stitch the two pieces together from the three sides.

Neatly hem the horizontal sides that are at the top, but separately.

Step 4: Stick the cord with an adhesive on the inner side of one of the triangles.

To make the scissor case look “fancy”, you can embroider the cloth before stitching it.

Hang the case where it is easily accessible and secure your scissors.