It's amazing how a good pair of scissors can change your sewing life. I invested in a nice pair a few months back, and have not regretted it for one minute. It's been a godsend when cutting out pattern pieces and fabric.
|Scissors have a tendency to
disappear at my house.
In my house, scissors have a habit of walking off, finding places to hide, and not turning up for months on end. My husband and I bought a big package of multi-use scissors, and placed the pairs in our home office, the kitchen, our junk drawer, and elsewhere.
But slowly, the scissors disappeared. We'd use a pair to trim the dogs' fur and forget to put them back. A pair would end up outside for yard work and never return. Scissors never seemed to be handy when needed.
When it came to sewing, I'd scour the house and find what scissors I could. Inevitably they were dull, had remnants of whatever chore they were used for last, or simply were hiding that day.
I reached the point a few months back when cutting out a bib pattern where the scissors just wouldn't cut through the fabric. The blades were too dull. That was it-it was time for a pair of real fabric scissors.
I brought home a nice new pair from the fabric store, and voila, scissors that cut! Not only did they slice through fabric with ease, they felt so good in my hand, and it took less time to cut things out as I wasn't battling a shoddy pair of scissors.
To prevent these scissors from walking away, I've labeled them as fabric only, and after each use, they get squirreled away in my sewing box. I don't leave them out on my sewing table as I know all about scissors and their tendency to walk off.
Whatever you're working on, I recommend good scissors. If you need some good summer sewing project ideas, check out the patterns in the Sew Daily Shop.
My sewing life has been made much better by a nice pair of scissors. Do you have a tool or notion that you invested in and now can't live without? I can't wait to hear.