|Do you ever wonder where your tiny sewing scissors have gone? Mine are always on the move. I've tried a magnetic suction cup attached to the side of my machine, a necklace of clear elastic, but the retractable lanyard takes the cake.
I first learned this during a sewing retreat, where after coveting my sewing neighbor's gadget, she gave it to me. You attach your scissors to the reel and attach the other end to your shirt. The scissors will then extend almost 2 feet (i think) and retract back to their original position when released. This has saved me a lot of time hunting for them.
This might be a nice gift for sewing friends or a guild fundraiser/treat. The one I have was a souvenir for a quilting retreat and I use it all the time. The only drawback when I wear it occurs when my toddler pulls the scissors out, lets it fly, and laughs at the result. Ouch!
Overall, I like this way to keep the tiny scissors close.