Suspender Clips...use them to keep your scissors from wandering away
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!
Here is how to make yourself a scissor keeper 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.
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.
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 clips are available at www.athreadedneedle.com
Until the next time,
Also in With A Threaded Needle Blog
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.