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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?

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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Date: 5/30/12 6:04 PM

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

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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.

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