by spendlove 10 Feb 2018

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.


by toogie 14 Feb 2018

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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by peafarm 13 Feb 2018

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 15 Feb 2018

I also pin my needle to my clothes!

by newrecruit 13 Feb 2018

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

by sewtired 11 Feb 2018

Very clever lady and such a fab idea!

by sandralane 10 Feb 2018

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.

by kustomkuddle 10 Feb 2018

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

by liliana1 10 Feb 2018

Looks Great and so useful.

by sonjapotgieter 10 Feb 2018

Awesome idea!!!Beautiful!!!

by gramsbear 10 Feb 2018

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...

by asterixsew Moderator 10 Feb 2018

What a neat idea Sue.

by mops Moderator 10 Feb 2018

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 10 Feb 2018

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!

by lilylady 10 Feb 2018

Great Idea!