I finally made myself a scissor holder/keeper and fob! I’ve been wanting to make one for quite a while. I’ve got a couple of pairs of nice scissors that I want to protect and I love the look of putting them in a pretty cross stitch holder. A scissor fob is such a simple and cute idea. I’m surprised I’ve never made myself one before. I guess I just didn’t find the right pattern and I didn’t have the beads to complete to project nicely.
For this project I used Ellen Maurer-Stroh’s Easter-99 free pattern (it is also known as Spring Bouquet). I absolutely love all of her patterns! She has got to be my all time favorite cross stitcher. Many of her patterns are free, others are very reasonably priced. I forgot to take a picture of the completed cross stitch before I made the scissor holder. Sorry about that. It turned out to be a 4″ square.
I added a few beads to the center of the flowers and sewed beads around the edge of the scissor fob. The flower on the fob is a small one off the scissor holder. On the back of the fob and the keeper I used the bee from the Pretty Primulas pattern.
The stitching was completed on 28ct. evenweave. I lined the scissor keeper with a soft yellow 100% cotton flannel material. Linda, from Iceland, has a nice tutorial on making a scissor keeper, if you are interested. Thank you Linda. I used a double strand of hand quilting thread for the larger beads on the scissor fob, which makes it nice and sturdy. My scissor keeper turned out to measure 5″H x 4″W at the top.
I am really pleased with how this project turned out. I love the little fob. It is nice to have a place to stick my needle when it is not in use. If you’ve been thinking of making a scissor keeper and/or fob for yourself, don’t wait as long as I did. It is a fun project and I love the outcome!