Thursday 23 February 2012

Vintage week: Scissors holders

How about a bit of sewing today, with addicted-to-sewing-Gio of course ;)
Aren't those just gorgeous??

Let us know what  you think...

I cut out  four trapezium shape from a piece of calico and batting, the same height as the scissor.
I coloured the fabric with Distress Stain, and I covered it with Distress stain Picket Fence to give a worn look. I then stamped the vintage CI-328 images using Archival Ink Coffee.

I added a piece of lace, a flower cut out from a doily and some buttons. I even stamped the little buttons.
If you don't have buttons of the right colours, you just need to colour them with alcohol inks.
I sewed the batting and the calico pieces together.
With the leftovers I covered the handle of the scissors.

Distress Stain Spun Sugar
Distress Stains Dusty Concord, Wild Honey, Picket fence
Alcohol ink Purple Twilight
lace and buttons


  1. Those are beautiful! I saw some scissor holders at a W.I. meeting but they were not nearly as pretty as you get to use stamps and distress stains! How good can it get?!

  2. These are darling!!! I have some scissors that could use a home like these..hehe. Tfs!

  3. A sweet project - you make it look so easy.

  4. Oh these are gorgeous!!! I love to see fabric used x

  5. It's delightful, I love all the ideas and results!!!

  6. I love them. Thankyou for showing us how to make them

  7. Sew cute....sorry couldn't resist A great tuturiol and I will be putting this on my to do list Fab idea

    Maggie H

  8. What a lovely idea. Thanks for the excellent tutorial.

    Lesley Xx


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