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Whether you’re sewing or tailoring, all good craftspeople know that having the right tools for the job is crucial. Finding a pair of scissors that suit your needs can take time, but it’s a task that must be done if you want to mend and create the very best garments and accessories.
Below, we’ve rounded up just some of the reasons why you should invest in a good pair of tailoring scissors and give you some pointers on finding a pair best suited to your needs.
Good scissors make you more efficient
Chances are you’ve spent at least some of your time crafting with a pair of everyday household scissors, and while they’re good enough for some fabrics, you’ll likely use a whole variety of materials. With a good pair of high-quality tailoring scissors and a good toolbox of cutting tools, you’ll be able to handle materials in new ways and create more exciting and diverse designs, all while being more efficient and ensuring you can cut textiles without fraying and damaging them.
You get what you pay for
A good pair of durable, sharp scissors should be considered an investment, especially if you work with materials for a living. Of course, you’ll always be able to find a cheaper pair of cutting scissors, but it makes sense to spend your dollars on a high-quality set. Price does reflect quality. So don’t struggle to cut through pieces of fabric when you could be using tools designed for your craft. We also offer a 10-year warranty so there's peace of mind for you. Click here for more info.
Quality scissors last longer
As we’ve already mentioned, a good pair of scissors is an investment. With that investment, you’ll have a pair of scissors that will last you a lifetime, so long as you take care of them, which makes the end cost relatively minimal. We recommend having your scissors professionally restored and sharpened every couple of years to prolong their life, and investing in different tools for different tasks. For example, here at LDH Scissors, we stock tailor scissors, thread cutters, rubber-handled scissors, embroidery scissors, stainless steel scissors, utility knives, blades and more, so take a look and see what’s right for your needs.
No more struggling
If you’re struggling to use your scissors or you suffer from arthritis, then a sharp pair of scissors will give you more control and help you make garments exactly how you want them.
Great for work
Whether you’re quilting, tailoring, sewing, or working with textiles, it’s important that you have a set of scissors that you can depend on - especially if you’re going to be using them eight hours a day. Working for yourself or working as part of a company, it makes sense to invest in your own set of scissors that will provide you with more comfort, freedom, and control over your craft.