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Sew Essential! Tips, Tricks and Notions #3: Snip, Snip

2013 July 14


My Fiskars are amazing, and they came from my mom – which makes them even better! These scissors are really useful for clipping threads, but they do a whole lot more than that. They have a spring loaded handle – so they are easy on your hands. The blades are super-sharp, and cut all the way to the tip – so they are really great for clipping and grading seams.

They can also double as an impromptu seam ripper. The tip of the blade works well if you have a small seam to pull out and are too lazy busy to get the seam ripper. I have not had a lot of success using them for cutting out pattern fabric, the blades are too short. But I can imagine they would be amazing for applique – especially small precise shapes. I also like that they have a safety latch, because these are really sharp (can I say again, REALLY sharp!) and I would never want my kids to find them open.

You can find something similar here - but I can’t seem to find a link to the exact ones that I have. All of them seem to have stainless steel blades, and the ones that I own have Titanium Nitride blades. What are your favorite scissors?

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Disclaimer: I was not paid by Fiskars for this review, these scissors really are great!

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6 Responses leave one →
  1. mom permalink
    July 15, 2013

    So glad you like them. I love my pair = which is why you got yours! Just don’t drop them point down :( on the tile floor! The point kind of loses something! :)

  2. August 18, 2013

    I have these and love them. You can buy the titanium ones on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-12-71777097J-Softouch-Titanium-Scissors/dp/B00114TK46/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1376842189&sr=8-3&keywords=fiskars+scissors+titanium

    Thanks for sharing all the wonderful tips.

  3. August 22, 2013

    I really need a pair of these.
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