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Tips & Techniques > Never lose your clipping scissors!

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Posted on: 7/11/05 12:23 PM
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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.

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inkyannie said... (7/30/05 10:03 PM) Reply
Good idea! Thanks for the tip.
bhaines said... (7/24/05 3:25 PM) Reply
Where would I find that neat item?
NancyDaQ said... (7/12/05 3:47 PM) Reply
Staples sells these gadgets. I wear one every day to hold my work badge. I think the price was something like $4 for a bag of 2.
lisaquilts said... (7/12/05 1:34 PM) Reply
Hi Renee' and Ellen, Thanks for the comments! I looked at the site you've mentioned Renee' and those Zingers are pretty snappy alright!
Ellen Broach said... (7/12/05 0:06 AM) Reply
Cool, Sounds like the thing you attached to your card in a casino so you don't leave it in the machine. Ellen
Renee' S said... (7/11/05 10:30 PM) Reply
Lisa I don't think I could quilt or sew without my Zinger - scissor holder. If you can't find one in your sewing or fabric store try a store that sells fishing stuff. I don't fish so I don't know fishermen use them for, maybe to hold a lure?? Any way I really like the zinger that clips on, I had one that had a pin on the back and I didn't care for it. They cost about $4.00. Here's a the url for a picture of a fancy zinger http://store.nobleknits.com/zisho.html
 
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