SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Patterns and Notions > Scissors storage? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Scissors storage?
How do you do it
rfsews
rfsews
Beginner
CA USA
Member since 11/21/06
Posts: 166
Send Message

      



Date: 5/30/12 2:44 PM

Over my short sewing life, I amassed over 10 pairs of scissors ranging from 5 to 8.5 (not counting thread snips). They are currently stored in a scissors roll with 6 slots (basically like a makeup brushes roll with wider slots to accommodate scissors). When I made the roll, I thought to myself, why would I ever need more than 6 pairs of scissors. HA! Now the scissors are doubled up in the slots and the roll is lumpy when rolled up. Im looking for ideas on scissors storage since most of us probably have more than 3 pairs of scissors...

Do you store them flat or standing up (like put in pencil cups)? Only 2 of my scissors came with blade covering so others may not be good to store standing up?

Steph

fabrictherapy
fabrictherapy  Friend of PR
Advanced
GA USA
Member since 12/22/10
Posts: 341
Send Message

      



In reply to rfsews <<


Date: 5/30/12 3:02 PM

I have a pegboard setup in my sewing area, all scissors are hung up out of little kid range when not in use.

Michelle T

Michelle T
Intermediate
BC CANADA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 4441
Send Message

      



Date: 5/30/12 3:29 PM

My scissors have a variety of homes.

Peg board (either on a peg of hanging bin )behind the sewing machine, drawer in the cutting table. Loose on the sewing table.

In a small plastic 2 drawer unit with a flip top.

The the top drawer of one of my 6 drawer wooden units.

Or in one of my sewing totes I use for classes.

I have two pair of scissors I use for cutting fabric, one for cutting paper, numerous thread snips, tailor points, 2 pair of spring loaded snips I use for rag quilts and a few more.

------
Proud parent of a Dwight International School Honour Roll Student

LynnRowe
starstar
LynnRowe  Friend of PR
Advanced
BC CANADA
Member since 3/9/09
Posts: 9168
Send Message

      



In reply to rfsews <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 5/30/12 4:24 PM

They shouldn't be stood on their points...but you don't really want them stood point-up, either *ouch*...

Save your wine bottle corks. Set the scissors points into the cork to safeguard the points. You can buy a block of cork and cut to line a small flower pot, tub, etc and stab your scissors into the cork. Pretty display piece.

------
I heart Panzy, Pfaff Creative Performance, the sewing machine love of my life!
And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

Kim12469
starstarstar
Kim12469
Beginner
MT USA
Member since 3/27/08
Posts: 2328
Send Message

      



Date: 5/30/12 6:00 PM

I bought a magnetic knife rack and they stick quite well except for one pair that is too a heavy.

------
http://kimsewsilly.blogspot.com/

stirwatersblue
star
stirwatersblue
Intermediate
KS USA
Member since 12/13/08
Posts: 3187
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 5/30/12 6:01 PM

My small embroidery scissors (which, in addition to needlework, I use for hand sewing, snipping threads, etc etc etc!) live EVERYWHERE. But there's always one pair handy in my sewing kit/toolbox thingy (it holds my pin cushion, seam ripper, marking tools, etc, and it travels with me from machine to cutting zone to ironing station to hand-sewing spot). The single very, very nice pair I own came with its own sheath.

My shears live in the top drawer of this little pressboard drawer unit, which in turn lives inside the cabinet it's posing on. That cabinet is in my cutting area, so the shears are all super-easy to grab, and I'm pretty good about remembering to put them away when I'm done cutting. But I always have my favorites (an old pair of inexpensive Durasharp shears) on hand at the machine or in my little kit.


-- Edited on 5/30/12 6:07 PM --

------
~Gem in the prairie

TanyaMT
starstarstar
TanyaMT  Friend of PR
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 4/28/04
Posts: 539
Send Message

      



In reply to Kim12469 <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 5/30/12 6:02 PM

Quote: Kim12469
I bought a magnetic knife rack and they stick quite well except for one pair that is too a heavy.

This is how I do it too. I got the magnetic rack at IKEA (in the kitchen area, meant for knives), and it is mounted over my cutting area.

------
My sewing blog: weebeaks.blogspot.com

Coconuts
star
Coconuts  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MI USA
Member since 12/2/09
Posts: 1343
Send Message

      



Date: 5/30/12 6:04 PM

I have Command Adhesive hook/bar things that I hang mine on (in theory).

Plottie

Plottie
Intermediate
AUSTRALIA
Member since 3/19/07
Posts: 333
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 5/30/12 7:29 PM

Himself enjoys woodturning, and if he spends too long indoors I commission something, like this

scissor storage

As usual what I thought I was getting and what he thought I wanted was two different things, but it does the job admirably and doesn't topple over, though there are alot more scissors now, so I may need another.

------
Blue Mountains, NSW

justgail

justgail
Intermediate
IA USA
Member since 1/19/06
Posts: 728
Send Message

      



In reply to Plottie <<


Date: 5/30/12 8:01 PM

Please forward himself my admiration of the scissor holder - Niiiiice!

My scissors are point down in a plastic kitchen utensil holder that used to rotate (too heavy now). I'm in the habit of putting them in gently (not that there's room for them to drop freely), and keep the guard on the 1 pair that came with one. If they tend to hit the points, a liner of something cushy would be good.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> Scissors storage?

Merchants on PR

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Reconstructing History
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Gwyn Hug


Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!

Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns


Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Register

Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets

Register

Simplicity 5591

photo
by: Jemajyng

Review
SewBaby Travel High Chair Pattern

SewBaby Travel High Chair Pattern

Buy Now
SewBaby Wonder Jacket Pattern

SewBaby Wonder Jacket Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.