Sunday, August 12, 2012
Fabulous Comfort Cafe fabric holders for your scissors
Everyone should have one of these terrific holders for their scissors! This fabric paper snips holder is the fourth project made by my American Ink achievers at their Rewards event. I die-cut Comfort Cafe fabric using the Petal Cone die, cut off the tabs, and used Stampin' Up!'s fabric adhesive to hold the batting (also run through the same die and the tab cut off) to the fabric. The most time-consuming part of this entire project was searching for my iron! I don't iron anything - but needed it here so the fabric adhesive stuck to the batting and the fabric.
This one was my prototype. I used extra batting leftover from my rag quilt project to strengthen this little holder. I used two layers of batting (one for each petal cone piece of fabric), and it was too thick. You can see part of the batting on the lower right side in this photo. One thickness proved just right. And my achievers used a blanket stitch to hand sew their holders. It was a quick project!
I used my sewing machine to stitch the two pieces of fabric together on the curved tops first, then folded it and sewed down the right side. I used the Fun Flowers die to cut Comfort Cafe fabric flowers, which I have attached with an antique brad using the Crop-a-dile so it holds the flap down too.