If you have ever taken one of my sewing classes you’ve heard me stress the rule of NOT cutting paper (or anything else) with fabric scissors.
Fabric scissors should be saved (hidden away from children and men who want to cut EVERYTHING but fabric) in a safe place and only used for fabric. Have you ever tried to cut fabric or thread with a pair of scissors and they would not cut? It’s because they have been misused (abused!).
Investing in a good pair of scissors just for fabric is well worth it, if you can keep them out of sight!
A few months ago I found some old Dressmaker scissors at an estate sale (belonging to a 90 year old quilter), they are heavy and niiiiice! I just need to get them sharpened.
There are different kinds of scissors for different kinds of jobs. Each of them have a slightly different cut/thickness to do their job.
Anyone else remember grammar school and there being right handed scissors and left handed scissors?
Basic Scissors – You can find these anywhere and they are good for cutting paper and crafty kind of things. They are usually cheap and durable.
Scissors for Hair:
Having sharp scissors is a MUST if you are going to cut or even trim up hair for your family.
These are small so they can cut those tiny threads close to the work surface. These can also be used for quilting when trimming off threads. The pair to the right are slightly curved to allow you to get really close to the fabric. Save these only for thread work, not fabric and NOT paper!
No matter what the job, indoor or outdoor, using the right scissors/shears, and taking good care of them makes the job so much easier.