Scissors are really important, no matter what your craft is!
These are the 4 scissors I use for sewing.
The ones on the left are Fiskars softouch razor.
I have used them for years, usually when I'm cutting out a dress, or other garment. It has long, sharp blades that glide along the fabric.
I never use them for anything else except cutting out patterns.
I use the purple pair for cutting threads when I can't find my yellow pair! Ha ha!!! I don't remember the brand name, but I bought them at a quilt shop.
The yellow pair are Olfa.
I love these scissors and use them all the time!!!
They are little, lightweight and great to keep by the sewing machine.
I use them to cut apart my quilt chain stitching too!
I use the stork scissors for hand sewing.
I use them when I embroider, appliqué, smock, or hand sew my quilt bindings.
They're little and they travel well.
I made the mistake of taking them with me on the airplane shortly after 9/11, and they were confiscated.
I was heartbroken.
After that, I travelled with nail clippers.
Nail clippers will also cut embroidery thread :)
These are my paper scissors, I bought them in a 3 pack at Ikea.
I only use them for paper, and they have stayed really sharp.
All sewers know to only use your sewing scissors for fabric and thread, and only use your paper scissors for paper.
If this simple rule is followed, you will always have sharp scissors.