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Thread: Scissors, Scissors, Where oh where are they?

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    Scissors, Scissors, Where oh where are they?

    I don't care what I'm doing I cannot keep up with my scissors.! It is so frustrating. They are large and I can't wear them around my neck but I would really like to find something to attach to them that will beep when I clap my hands...Does anyone know of anything like this?

    I have these wonderful 11inch scissors from Green OSK,INC. They are great and I have 2 pairs but can I keep up with them? No!

    Any ideas? Remember they are too big to wear around my neck. LOL
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    maybe you need one of those really big things that gas stations put on their restroom keys.

    i understand how frustrating it can be. my thing is lost rulers. like you, the item being big doesn't seem to help. good luck.
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    LOL Pdcakm, I agree. Whoever invents something like I described would be rich one day...

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    I bought 3 12" magnets for my sewing room from Harbor Freight, each was $5.00 but now I ALWAYS find m scissorws, seam rippor and every thing magnetic!
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    No laughing here....I have taken the selvedges off of so much fabric and I have purchased several (oh, about 10 pairs) scissors and I have tied at least one pair to each of my sewing machine tables. I have tied them around the legs, around the plug in for the foot pedal. I have tied them to the nice clear sewing table that fits my Featherweight. I also have a pair tied to the ironing board. They are tethered on a selvedge, oh about 36-46 inches with a nice bow so that I can make them moveable if I ever need to move them. Then I have a pair tied to the sewing basket handle that I take to my chair to do my lap quilting. I have a pair tied to the basket that I carry to the area where I lay out my quilt pieces to decide how I am going to sew them. I have a pair on the table beside the dryer so that I can cut strings when the fabric comes out of the dryer. Now, these are all great scissors purchased with 40-50% off coupons and/or with the additional 20% off at JoAnn's fabrics. AND no one uses "Mama's Scissors" but Mama!!!!
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    I have so many pairs of sissors but are any of them where I need them!!!!??... I can so relate to your issue. I have actually considered teathering a pair to the cutting table, one to the ironing board , and another to my machine table. That way they will be where I need them.

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    I have tied mine to my sewing cabinet door before. That did help. Also they sell things to attached to your keys and when you push a button the alarm goes off on your keys to help you find your keys. I think that would work on the scissors. Just don't lose the button.
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    How about a holster type thing or a tool belt like carpenters and/or electricians use?

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    My solution is to just buy more scissors. I don't think I'm ever more than about 6 feet from some kind of scissor in my entire house. LOL

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    I use thread nippers when I am sewing and I was constantly misplacing (alright, loosing them)! I finally took a strip of fabric and tied them to my sewing machine!!! I wrapped the strip around my machine and I never had any trouble finding them. I no longer have them tethered to my machine as I have learned to put them down right by my machine when I am done snipping threads. If I start wandering off with them, I tie them to the machine again for a while!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingHaven View Post
    No laughing here....I have taken the selvedges off of so much fabric and I have purchased several (oh, about 10 pairs) scissors and I have tied at least one pair to each of my sewing machine tables. I have tied them around the legs, around the plug in for the foot pedal. I have tied them to the nice clear sewing table that fits my Featherweight. I also have a pair tied to the ironing board. They are tethered on a selvedge, oh about 36-46 inches with a nice bow so that I can make them moveable if I ever need to move them. Then I have a pair tied to the sewing basket handle that I take to my chair to do my lap quilting. I have a pair tied to the basket that I carry to the area where I lay out my quilt pieces to decide how I am going to sew them. I have a pair on the table beside the dryer so that I can cut strings when the fabric comes out of the dryer. Now, these are all great scissors purchased with 40-50% off coupons and/or with the additional 20% off at JoAnn's fabrics. AND no one uses "Mama's Scissors" but Mama!!!!
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    Try one of the little attachments you put on your car keys to help locate them. A lady I worked with had one on her keys and it beeped when she clapped her hands. I don't recall where she purchased hers but you might look for try searching for clappers on line.
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    I must have 6 pairs of scissors in my sewing room and I still have to look for them when I need them. It does help to have a container sitting close to the sewing machine that you can dump your pens, scissors, rotary cutter etc. into.

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    why not make a nice belt with a scissor holster on each side, (quilted of course) you will always know where they are.

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    I have bought more scissors and I too keep them near the iron, sewing table / machine, cutting board, everywhere I sit I think I can find a pair of scissors. I have learned though, to mark each scissors "FOR FABRIC ONLY" and my family better pay attention to the warning. They have their own scissors.

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    I have about 20 pairs of assorted scissors & shears. If I can't find one, I can always use another!

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    My neice is a professional LAQ, I took a pattern for scissor holders, and modifyed it and made a belt for it, now she has a scissor holster. She loves it and uses it all the time.

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    for those things that i can lose easily, like scissors and seam rippers, i have learned to always put them in the same place no matter where i am using them. by my machine, they go on the right, and on the cutting area, they go on the left, which is the same place as by the machine. i don't know what i would have to do if i moved the areas further away from each other! i guess i would have to develop a new system or get another pair of scissors!

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    I wish it was my scissors. They don't seem to get lost. I lose my glasses. I take them off because I see better without them when doing close up work, and I'm nearsighted. The seam rippers seem to walk off in a different direction when I put them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I use thread nippers when I am sewing and I was constantly misplacing (alright, loosing them)! I finally took a strip of fabric and tied them to my sewing machine!!! I wrapped the strip around my machine and I never had any trouble finding them. I no longer have them tethered to my machine as I have learned to put them down right by my machine when I am done snipping threads. If I start wandering off with them, I tie them to the machine again for a while!!
    LOL - Hahaha - just like a dog on a leash! The scissors/snips - not you! Hahahaha!
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    I had to laugh at this thread. When my oldest daughter was a toddler she used to play with my keys. I had to buy one of these key fobs. Mine when you whistled it would beep. good thing it did because she used to drop my keys in the trash - under the couch, etc.

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    I have 2 pair of nice Fiskar snips that are in hiding. Darn things must wanting a break but, they have been missing over a year. What ever you find to keep up with yours I guess I need too....lol
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    I have at least 10 pairs... I try to keep one by each machine and one on the ironing board, but every once in awhile, they all end up in the same place. I recently moved my studio, and have a big pottery thing that they are all in... and I have been really good about tidying up every time I am done sewing. It's so nice to sit down to sew and NOT have to clear a space before I can start

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