Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sew much safer

I have had a basic sewing machine for about two years.  I taught myself how to thread the needle, and wind a bobbin-basics.  To be honest, I'm not even sure I said any of that right! Sewing is not my forte at all.  I can make a basic hat...and not much else. Ironically, I love fabric.  Patterns elude me, but I love fabric.  About a year and a half ago I was going to make pajamas for my kids.  I still have the fleece and patterns for them!

Long story short, other than a cute curtain for a puppet theatre, I really haven't sewn too much.  A couple of months ago, I found a pair of those Fiskar spring loaded scissors.  You know, the super super sharp ones! They are terrific but dangerous.



  Out of fear of stabbing myself whenever reaching into my bag for them, I knew I needed a solution.  I had some heavy canvas-like fabric left over from a project that never materialized. I also had some pretty fabric I found on clearance (of course).  I went to work doubling up the fabric, and creating a sheath for my weapon scissors. No pattern used here, just pinned the thing together and started to hand stitch.  I quickly realized that it would be faster if I used my machine-duh. It came out so great that I ended up getting some different fabric and making two more for my teacher friends who have the same lethal scissors.




I am feeling much safer going into my bag without looking now!

6 comments:

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  2. Good job. Have pair of those scissors myself and they are dangerous to just stick in a bag.

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  3. Cute great idea! I'm currently having bobbin troubles myself...

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  4. A very creative and practical project! Great job! I'm visiting from the CSI Project.
    enjoy your week!

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  5. Cute great idea! I'm currently having bobbin troubles myself...

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  6. A very creative and practical project! Great job! I'm visiting from the CSI Project.
    enjoy your week!

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