In the upcoming Threads article on scissors I hope that left handed scissors are at least mentioned. The current Vogue Patterns Magazine has a nice piece on scissors and I cannot find one word about left handed scissors! It is difficult to find “true” left hand dressmaker shears and next to impossible to find any other type in a true left hand. Sometimes just the handle shapes are switched and the blades are still for right handed cutters. The most ridiculous thing I have seen was a package with an inexpensive pair that I bought quite a few years ago just to have as spares. While the larger shears were true left hand the extras in the package, some tailors snips and embroidery, were both for the right hand!
Many sewing tools are for right handed people and I figure out how to use those and really don’t mind. Often the little seam gauge is upside down when I hold it but oh well, I’m getting training in reading upside down. The scissors though, they really need to be for lefties or it doesn’t work. Please remember the lefties!