Suspender Clips...use them to keep your scissors from wandering away

November 02, 2017

suspender clip bag making hardware soother clip

This is my favorite use for suspender clip hardware.

I am forever loosing my scissors when I have a messy big sewing project going on, especially if it involves sorting through a lot of fabrics.

Until it dawned on me that the simple shopping tote strap I had made with the suspender clip ends could be tied to my scissors at one end and clipped to the box of fabric I was sorting at the other! And never the two would part until I was finished and unclipped them!  

suspender clips used to connect scissors to project

Here is how to make yourself a scissor keeper strap:

sewing a strap

Cut a long strip of fabric about 2 1/2" wide. How long is up to you. I made mine about 3'

Fold the edges in and press. Fold in half, right side out and sew the long side near the edge.

 

suspender clip bag making hardware

Feed one end through the clip. (This photo shows the edge un sewn but that is just because I want to take the picture and I hadn't sewn it yet. You should sew it before putting the clip on :-) )

Fold the raw edge under and sew across the strap to secure the clip.

 

strap from suspender clip bag making hardware

I added a D ring large enough to put the suspender clip through to the other end so that I could loop the strap onto my scissors.


suspender clip used with scissors

 

Suspender clips are available at  www.athreadedneedle.com

Until the next time,

Happy Sewing,

Susan






Also in With A Threaded Needle Blog

Suspender Clips...use them to keep your outdoor table cloth from blowing around
Suspender Clips...use them to keep your outdoor table cloth from blowing around

March 01, 2018

      Quick, easy, transferable, and reusable, this bit of hardware is worth having in your sewing stash! 

     Suspender clips are a neat bit of hardware with claw like jaws on a hinge that allows you to open them, then snap them tightly shut on your fabric. These Inazuma brand suspender clips have slightly back angled teeth and a pressure plate inside the clip ensure a non slip grip on the fabric.

suspender clip bag hardware alligator clip diy sewing hardware

 

 

 

View full article →

Bag strap hardware Inazuma clamping style
How to use this bag strap hardware

February 01, 2018

Clamping strap ends are an easy elegant solution for bag straps....bag strap end

View full article →

About Cloth and Creativity.
About Cloth and Creativity.

January 22, 2018

Susan form A Threaded Needle

Cloth is a deceptively humble material to work with, it lacks the status of paint or marble or metal. Yet, it is cloth that receives us at birth and covers us at death. It is hard to find a moment in a day when we are not using cloth in some form...

View full article →