by spendlove 14d ago

I do a lot of hand sewing in the evenings - mostly EPP. If I had £5 for every time I had to dismantle the sofa to find my scissors I would be a rich woman!

Hopefully, this will help. It is a cushion filled with polystyrene beads, topped with a thin board covered with fabric attached by Velcro. The pockets on the board will keep things safe, I hope. The cushion should also improve my posture so I don't get aching shoulders.
The embroidery designs are from Urban Threads - I separated a design into it's components. The needle pocket has a strong magnet inside.

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by toogie 9d ago

It looks like you planned well to fit your needs. Love your bright colored fabric. IF I sew in the sitting room, I have a table by my chair I can lie scissors and such on.
When I was small my mom left her scissors on the sofa. Unaware, I sat down and they stuck in my outer thigh/hip area. I still have the scar. They were very long, very sharp pointed.

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spendlove by spendlove 9d ago

Ouch!

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by peafarm 10d ago

Great idea-I always having rolling spools of thread, scissors that want to fly somewhere and my needle always pinned to my self if not using it at the particular time.

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spendlove by spendlove 9d ago

I also pin my needle to my clothes!

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by newrecruit 11d ago

Will only work if you replace items after use, anything like me you forget!

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by sewtired 13d ago

Very clever lady and such a fab idea!

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by sandralane 13d ago

Super idea Sue, I keep a small cardboard box beside me. This will be my next project, however I think I will attach a fine stretch elastic on the scissors as well. Great thought to add a large magnet for needles that is my problem when I drop one I can't find it.

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by kustomkuddle 13d ago

A very clever idea to keep track of those pesky scissors! Love the fabric.

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by liliana1 13d ago

Looks Great and so useful.

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by sonjapotgieter 13d ago

Awesome idea!!!Beautiful!!!

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by gramsbear 13d ago

Amazing!!! Very useful and thoughtful!!! I would think these would sell at Craft sales, We all most likely sit and sew away from our machines!!! Great Job!!! Hugs, Judy...

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by asterixsew Moderator 14d ago

What a neat idea Sue.

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by mops Moderator 14d ago

Great idea. Is this one of the trays you can buy for laptops or lunch-on-a-tray?
I am mainly knit when watching TV and although I try to keep things like scissors, tape measure, cable needle, wool sewing needle on a tray and odd balls in a basket I have to look between the cushions and under the sofa all the time. Those things have a mind of there own if you ask me.

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spendlove by spendlove 14d ago

I looked at a laptop tray which was very slippery so I decided to make my own version. Cable needles are a problem for me too. There are probably several in the innards of our sofa!

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by lilylady 14d ago

Great Idea!

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