Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How To Retrieve Your Scissors From Across The Sewing Table In Four Easy Steps

Don’t you just hate it when you’ve finished sewing and can’t find your scissors to cut the thread?  You scan the table and there they are, on the other side, down near the end.

Now the sensible thing to do is sigh heavily, get up and get your scissors. But with my simple plan, you never have to leave the comfort of your chair. Let’s get started!

1. Try to snag the scissors with your 6” x 24” ruler.
2. If that doesn’t work, use the ruler with something else to bring you closer to your goal. I used a 6” square ruler.
Great. Now the scissors are stuck under the iron. Keep trying!
Can you reach them yet?  No?
3. Now that the scissors are a little closer, use your big ruler to see if you can drag something else to use, like a pencil.
4. Hook the scissors with the pencil, being careful not to poke yourself in the eye with either item.
Et voila! You have your scissors, never had to get up, and it only took 8 minutes!



  1. Anyone making sewing tool aprons to sell? ;-)

  2. LOL! This post was inspired by my apathy toward getting up, walking around the table and getting the scissors. I thought if I could pull the scissors toward me with something else, I wouldn't have to get up. My conscience made me get up, but I thought it would be funny to make the scissor retrieval process as complicated as possible.