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Surgical Scissors for Doll Making & Sewing

Look how creative crafters can get. I love this idea of repurposing surgical scissors to use for stuffing dolls and other crafty endeavors on A bit of this and a bit of that.

I’ve used cotton gauze tube for dollmaking before, and because they are cotton, I’ve used pipe cleaners from smoke shops (vs. chenille stems from the craft store), but to buy surgical supplies for my craft studio (aka, dining room) is a new and exciting idea. I feel so lucky my dh’s best friends are doctors. This weekend when the phone rings, I’ll be running to answer it first, using my most charming voice to ask for a favor!

Please leave a comment on this idea, or add to it if you have a favorite unconventional “tool” in your studio.

Posted by Living Crafts on Jan 21, 2011 12:47 PM | 3 Comments

3 Responses to “Surgical Scissors for Doll Making & Sewing”

  1. Nancy says:

    My sewing backets has hemostats and chopsticks. Chopsticks are great for stuffing into small spaces. I’ve used surgical guaze too to repair animals (stuffed, not real ones.) The little scissors in suture kits are very sharp. if they are going to dispose of them anyway, I figure I can claim them. (can you tell I have boys!)

  2. Natalie says:

    Ditto on the chopsticks!

  3. Tracy says:

    I keep a wooden spoon handy. Similar to the chop sticks it is great for stuffing. When turning something right side out when sewing, I use to to get the corners sharp. I always remember my German Grandmother doing this. I also have a pair of bandage scissors my mother “adopted” from my Grandmother’s hospital room.

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