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Pinking Shears

Artis | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I am ready to begin sewing again after a long hiatus.  My pinking shears are heavy and right-handed.  Does anyone have any advice for me as to brand and comfort?  I have a serger but pinking shears are one of my have-to-have tools.

Thanks so much for your help.

Artis

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  1. marymary | | #1

    Artis, I use a pinking blade on my rotary cutter in place of pinking shears.  I haven't used my pinking shears in ages.  I mostly use the blade for cutting out interfacing.  I know you asked about shears specifically, but I thought I would throw in a little bit of information. 

  2. decoratrice | | #2

    I use a rotary pinking shear.  Although the handle is angled for the right hand, the shear doesn"t "care" how the handle is pressed--the rotary mechanism is independent of one's grip.  Don't know if they come in left-handed models. Since you mentioned yours are right-handed, I assume you are of the opposite persuasion.  Mine is Crane brand, and ancient.  Congratulations on getting back into sewing!

  3. Artis | | #3

    I guess I need to get up to speed on all the new tools - rotary cutters are "new" to me.  It sounds a lot easier to use than shears.

    Thank both of you for enlightening me.

    Artis

    1. teacozy | | #4

      I like you like the traditional pinking shears and have several pairs but, there is a major problem with them. Getting them sharpened.  I have seen seveeral brands a Joanns etc that seem to be rather nice but then again, sharpening.  Don't give up keep looking.

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