I'm always mis-laying my thread-cutter, so I decided to make a lanyard to keep it on. I used some sewing themed fabric, some tape-measure ribbon, and a trigger clip. Initially I cut cut a strip of plain black fabric 3" wide, folded it in half and then folded the raw edges into the middle. I pressed the narrow strip this with a hot iron, opened it out, and used the fold lines as a placement guide for the ribbon. Rather than use pins, I used a Sewline glue-stick, and ran a line of glue onto the fabric. The ribbon was then pressed into place. I attached a strip of sewing themed fabric (again 3" wide) to the plain black strip, and sewed sewed the raw edges together to make one continuous piece...
...the tube was stitched together enclosing the raw edges of the ribbon. I re-folded it and pressed it again with the iron (Mr F got rather excited at this point because when he saw the ironing board he thought I was actually going to iron his shirts!) anyway, I then stitched along the edges of the tube, making sure I was also stitching along the edge of the ribbon. I stitched along both sides, giving a nice neat finish. A trigger clip with a split ring was slipped into place, my thread-cutter attached...
...now when I'm hand-sewing my thread-cutter won't get mis-laid. This is really useful, and I could also clip a small pair of scissors to this lanyard. If you don't have any split rings, a trigger clip can be added directly to the lanyard before you stitch the tube together.
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