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Zappa | Posted in General Discussion on

Hey everyone, we have my 9 year old daughter taking some classes at Jo Anns and she is loving it .. We have 2 machines at hoem so we can practice with her  her teache tells her she needs a bigger pair of scissors but the ones I see at Jo anns are just the same size   We have a local craft store here called AC moore and they have some really nice ones  what length  would be good for her as well as us too use  I will assume they are dress makers scissors  Let us know   Z


  1. starzoe | | #1

    Craft-store scissors might not be suitable for dressmaking. J.A. Henckels make scissors of all sizes. They are from Germany, really good quality but are a little pricey. The good thing about them is that they are "forever" scissors even if your girl grows out of them, they will be useful to her for dressmaking tasks. If you can find a local source, take your daughter along to buy them and have her try them for size.

  2. sewfar | | #2

    Look at JoAnn's where she is taking her classes or at Hancocks. They usually have scissors in several sizes and price ranges and with the 40% and now rarely seen 50% off coupon I am sure you will find something to please her and you and your pocketbook. I like Friskars partly because Friskars has a US factory not far from our our WI home. Also they can be sharpened with their own little gadget so they are my do anything scissors. The dog has learned to steer clear of me when he sees me with them at my sewing desk lest I snip off one of his snarls if he is close at hand. But my all time favorites are my pricey Gingher shears. I have more than one size of those bought at 50% off from JoAnn's.

  3. SAAM | | #3

    Hi Zappa,

    I agree with Sewfar about Gingher shears. In 1980 I splurged and bought a pair at full price. In all these years I have only had them sharpened twice. I recently bought a second pair with a 50% off coupon from JoAnn's because my daughter has started sewing with me and we were always looking for the scissors because the other had taken them. Now we don't have to share and my daughter has asked if she can take my original pair with her when she is grown and on her own. These are definitely shears that will last a lifetime. They are definitely worth the investment. In terms of size, I believe my first pair is 8" and the new pair is 10". My daughter uses both equally well and she is on the small side.


  4. Pattiann42 | | #4

    I have many pairs of scissors, some expensive and some not so expensive.  I found a pair of wallpaper shears at Lowes Home Improvement that fit the need for long shears. 

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