How to find a great pair of shears - a handy guide for sewing beginners

tailor shears


Have you ever wondered how to spot a great pair of tailor shears? We got you covered! We have compiled 5 points on how you can spot a great pair of scissors at the best bang for your buck!


1. Look at the tip. On your average pair of scissors, have you ever noticed the blade becoming less and less sharp the closer to the tip of the blades you cut? This is because most manufacturers don't care about how sharp the end on the blades are. When choosing a great pair of scissors, the first thing part of the blade you should try cutting with first is the tip. For detail work, a sharp tip will be able to finish your design without fraying or mistakes. If you have a pair of LDH scissors handy, give them a try!

2. Are the blades slightly curved? Often overlooked when purchasing scissors, a curved - or concave - shape to the inside of the each blade gives you extra leverage to cut through thick and long materials. Most of the average scissors do not have curved blades.

3. What's so important about the button? The button - or the nut - has to tight or loose enough for your personal preference. This is why it's so important to test the scissors, if possible, before you purchase them. LDH scissors are industrial grade, ensuring that the button is loose enough to not tire the users after a long day of crafting!

4. The handle is what makes you feel at home! To bring home a great pair of scissors, you need to be able to try the scissors. Listen to your hands, how do they feel? We offer two kinds of handles, painted metal handles, and rubberized handles. Rubberized handles will be coming in 2019.  

5. How heavy are they? This is a tool that you will be spending a large amount of time with, getting to know every personal centimeter while you cut and sew. Make sure the weight is to your liking and won't tire you out too quickly. Our 8" tailor shears are designed for those who are weight-conscious and want to better protect their wrists (like LDH Marketing Director Ursula)! They're not only lightweight, they are ultra powerful and sharp!

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