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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Brilliant Scissor Socks

Hi everyone!
I have been waiting a little while to post about this, I am so excited to finally be able to share this with you :) When I went through my stash of printed patterns, I came across this scissor sock pattern by Linda Walden. I got it a long time ago off one of those websites that send you a free pattern every day (I used to love those!). I tried to look for the pattern again online but couldn't find it anywhere. Even when searching for the author of the pattern gave no results, it has just disappeared. Luckily I have a print out :) I really hope Ms Walden doesn't mind, full credit goes to her of course.

Only a few months ago, I had only 3 pairs of scissors. Then it was my birthday and sister gave me another pair. Then I ordered the new sewing machine which came with 3 pairs! So I ended up with a few more than planned, and the worst part was that I never know where I've left them! I normally just through them into my (somewhat over-sized) sewing basket and then the hunt for the scissors starts. But this is the ideal solution :) Sure I've seen other patterns like this one online but not one that was a easy and cute. Also, remember what I said the other day of just using fabric that I already had and having bought the cutest sewing fabric? What better project to use it for than something to use while sewing? Clearly I adore these scissors socks :) So I just had to share. Ready? Check this out:


Aren't they the cutest? I had to make three to keep all my scissors together!

I used only prints with sewing items from my cotton stash, and some fun contrast fabric if needed. The one on the left has blue in it as a large part of this fabric actually has some blue sewing items. Sadly with the folding those all disappeared. The middle one is my favourite, I just love the busy fabric and the contrast! The one of the right is lovely also, it's a bit more calm I guess. All the fabric of the middle and the right socks was used to make that sewing machine cover I mentioned earlier so this is a great use for them!

I have one for the scissors that came with the machine (the blue ones), one for the scissors I use all the time, and one for special scissors (in this case pinking shears). You may notice that they don't have a loop to hang these anywhere. This was done on purpose as I don't have the space to hang them anyway.

As per the pattern, the bottom has cord with beads. I used to make a lot of drawstring bags when I re-started my sewing and had to learn so many things again so this was all stash I still had as well. I used wooden beads for two of the socks and enamel beads for the third one.


While making these I had a few crises to deal with, but it all resulted in some other good things. There two things in this photo that I'll tell you about soon ;)

Don't you just love these? When I finished these I posted a picture on Facebook and some friends already asked for the pattern! That must mean that they came out well :) I have a tutorial scheduled for this so not to worry, more will be posted shortly. I actually made some Christmas in July presents for some of the ladies in my sewing group and they will be getting Scissor Socks tonight too. I made them each one according to their personal taste in colours so I hope they will like them!

13 comments:

  1. ooohhhh !!! zo schattig zeg ! ( en zoveel scharen ! )

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    1. Dank je wel! Ze zijn zo handig! Ik ben net aan een tutorial bezig dus hopelijk is die gauw af :)

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  2. Those are so cute, and such a great idea!

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    1. Hi Kei! Thank you for commenting :) I have now posted the tutorial and a giveaway for these as well: http://mybusycraftlife.blogspot.com/2014/07/scissor-sock-giveaway.html and http://mybusycraftlife.blogspot.com/2014/07/scissor-sock-tutorial.html

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  3. Great idea! This would keep my scissors safer. Hopping here from I Gotta Create. Keep on crafting!
    Marie @ http://countedcrossstitchcafe.com

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    1. Hi Marie,
      Thank you for commenting :) I have now posted the tutorial and a giveaway for these as well: http://mybusycraftlife.blogspot.com/2014/07/scissor-sock-giveaway.html and http://mybusycraftlife.blogspot.com/2014/07/scissor-sock-tutorial.html

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  4. Super cute! Love the beads detail! I made some and they are really useful!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com


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  5. I've never heard of scissor socks but I sure love these! They're so cute and useful. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Ritchil! Thank you for commenting :) I have now posted the tutorial and a giveaway for these as well so you can make your own or even win one!

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    1. Thank you Judy :) I'm working on a tutorial so watch this space!

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  7. These are adorable! Love it! :-)

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    1. Hi! I made you one! Let me know when I see you next?

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