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Scissor Handle Wrap

Martha Stewart Living, June 1995

To get a better grip on scissors and garden shears, wrap their handles with soft linen-and-cotton twine. Roll 5 feet of twine into a bundle small enough to pass through the finger holes. Beginning at the base of one handle, secure the free end of the twine with your thumb, and loop it around the handle; pass the bundle back through the loop, and pull tight to create a half-hitch knot. Continue around the handle, aligning the knots to form a herringbone pattern around the handle's outer edge.

Comments (5)

  • cleopatrasnile 12 Apr, 2011

    I actually think that this is a great idea, as I am always pinching my hands with my bonsai scissors. However, I just don't have the time to commit to this project...

  • scootsv 12 Apr, 2011

    This looks like something people do to put two hangers together. But...what is a half-hitch knot? How do you do it?

  • 16FelinePaws 12 Apr, 2011

    Yep! I agree - way too much time! Good one about the OCD.

  • Hollix 12 Apr, 2011

    Totally agree with hwgang. But it's a good outlet for OCD if you need it.

  • hwgang 12 Apr, 2011

    Me thinks someone has a bit too much time on their hands! ;)