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How to Select the Best Scissors and Shears

Threads #198, Aug./Sept. 2018
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Fiskars RazorEdge 8-inch fabric shears #1001

Sewing enthusiasts take the tools needed to cut fabric seriously. These days, there are many options for scissors and shears on the market. It can be confusing as you decide whether to stick with a favorite old pair or upgrade to something new. I’ve researched some choices you’ll encounter when shopping for scissors suitable for garment-sewing projects, so you’ll be better informed when you make a purchase.

You’ll discover some key facts when seeking out new cutting tools for garment-appropriate fabrics. The price range is wide, and there are many styles, sizes, and materials. You can spend a lot, but you can also get an excellent, long-lasting pair of shears for less than $60. My advice is, don’t buy bargain scissors. Prepare to spend a bit of money to get a pair made of metal that holds a sharp edge and that can be sharpened for a…

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