Make It, Take It: Scissors Keeper


I’m very excited to show you my new scissors keeper! I’ve wanted to make one for a long time now, but today was the day!

I was super happy that Krista sent me a copy of her book: Make It, Take It. It’s an awesome collection of projects to make with friends! And I loved reading Krista’s intro, I honestly have known Krista for quite a while through her blog, but didn’t know she ran an amazing sewing retreat business. Of course it all makes sense now, but how cool is that?! Paging through the book, there is a super talented group of women who contributed the projects as well as Krista herself. It’s like gathering up a bunch of awesome sewing friends right in one book. makeit


I picked out the Scissors Keeper project designed by another friend of mine, Amy Friend. She’s always so thoughtful with her designs (she’s always up to something fabulous) and I definitely need to make more of her patterns! The scissors keeper was such a quick and satisfying project. I didn’t allow myself to dwell on fabric selection (isn’t is always the most time consuming part?). Instead I just grabbed from my stash knowing that it’ll look great no matter what. And I love it! It all went together so quickly and effortlessly, love that. scissors

I’m super excited to have this awesome cozy to take with me on sewing trips and someday I’m going to make it to one of Krista’s retreats!!!

Fabric: Railroad Denim by Robert Kaufman, Mini Flowers by Umbrella Prints (lining)


And the winner of the Divided Basket filled with scraps is Heather!! She said: “So generous of you! I have made many of your tutorials and patterns and in addition to an amazing finished project – I have learned something new each time. You put as much or more effort and polish into your tutorials as I have seen in some patterns I have purchased. I really, really appreciate it. And of course I would also love to win that beautiful basket!”

Congrats again Heather, I just sent you an email. And thank you ALL so much for your super encouraging and sweet comments. I so appreciate each and every one. I think I’ll have to do more giveaways with things I’ve sewn! Hope it’s nice and sunny where you are today!

8 thoughts on “Make It, Take It: Scissors Keeper

  1. Olga says:

    Anna, it’s realy great!)))

  2. Caroline says:

    What a great idea!

  3. Terry says:

    Love the Scissors Keeper and fabrics you chose!!! Looks like a book I’ll need to add to my sewing library..thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Ines says:

    Wow… looks so good!
    Hugs Ines♥

  5. Amy says:

    Oh, thank you for choosing the scissor keeper project to start with Anna! Your fabric choices are pretty awesome even without dwelling on them. Can’t wait to share an equally glowing review of your book once it’s out!

  6. danawillard says:

    Very cute. Love the fabric choices, as always 🙂

  7. krista says:

    Sister, you are welcome at one of my retreats any time! Thanks for being such a supportive and encouraging friend Anna. Love your scissor keeper – I’ve made 11 of them myself already. I can’t stop, they’re such a fab gift for sewing friends (I’ve been raiding my coveted Japanese linens and spending waaaaaay too much time obsessing over fabric combos!! ; ))

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