You will "cut off'" your fortune if you use scissors on New Year's Day.
Scissors should be put away during thunderstorms
...to decrease the likelihood that the house will be struck by lightning.
Placing a pair of scissors under the pillow of a woman in labor will
‘cut her pain in half’....
As with childbirth, placing a pair of scissors underneath the pillow of anyone in pain will halve their discomfort, making it more bearable.
Breaking both blades is a sign of an impending disaster.
Giving a pair of scissors as a gift
will cause problems in a friendship by cutting the relationship in half.
When giving scissors as a gift,
the receiver should always give a little money in return,
since ‘buying’ the scissors will not cause the friendship to be cut.
Scissors should always be sold, they should never be given.
A pair of scissors nailed above a door in the ‘open’ position,
so they resemble a cross to some extent, was said to protect a household from dark witchcraft and evil influences.
Dropping a pair of scissors is said to warn that a lover is unfaithful.
Breaking one blade of a pair of scissors
is an omen of quarreling and discord;
...if both blades are broken at once; a calamity is to be feared.
On Wednesday and Friday,
...no should use a needle or scissors, bake bread or sow flax.
See a pin and let it lie, ...sure to rue it by and by.
Never lend a pin to a friend lest it prick the friendship.
A bent or crooked pin is thrown into a wishing well for good luck.
Dropping a needle was good luck unless it sticks upright in the floor, then company was expected.
Remove a needle or pin from the packet
and prick the recipient before giving it to them.
If you break a needle while sewing a dress you will live to wear that dress out. If you prick you finger with a needle depending on the hand and finger it means something different.
Hand: Right – Work, Left – Heart
Index Finger: Trouble
Middle Finger: Love
Ring Finger: Letter
Single girls who sew a single piece of hair into a wedding dress in couture, will get married within the next year. A bride can sew a swan’s feather into her husband’s pillow to ensure fidelity. If you make a quilt, finish it, or you’ll never get married.
Never sew on Sunday because you will have to rip out all of those stitches when you get to heaven. There is harm in sewing on Sunday if you do not use a thimble.
It is bad luck to sew clothing while some one is wearing it unless the person in the clothes holds a thread in their mouth.
Always sew a pillow case on New Years Eve to hold all of your troubles.
When you are sewing and your thread knots and tangles,
someone is talking about you.
A knotted thread means an argument is coming.
A tangled thread on a needle during mending gives health and prosperity to the owner.