Welcome to Tuesday’s Tips from SewVeryEasy, my name is Laura. There’s a lot of different scissors out on the market right now, and I want to show you three. I have …
Welcome to Tuesday’s Tips from SewVeryEasy,
my name is Laura. There’s a lot of different scissors out on the market right now, and I want to show you three. I have three that I really like because they are spring-loaded. And what makes these scissors great is they are thread snips. They’re not designed to cut a large amount of fabric; they’re designed to cut the threads as you go along. That makes it easier for me because I have arthritis in my hands and, well, sometimes it’s just a little too much. So this way I do not have to stop sewing and I can continue by snipping all of my threads. Let me show you. The first pair have this little circle in here, and that’s actually designed for your finger. It’s made to go in your hand so that you’re able to just snip as you’re going along. And it saves your fingers from having to grip these scissors because you’re able just to hold on more with the palm of your hand, and you can snip your threads. The second pair are also spring-loaded. They come with a cap. I like to take these when I need to travel. And there is a little lock in the handle so that they stay closed. And when you open the lock, again, it is spring- loaded. They also fit nicely in the palm of your hand so you’re using your palm of your hand, not necessarily your fingers, to use the snips. So they’re great for cutting your threads. They also will cut the little dog ears off of your fabric because they are very very sharp. And when you’re done you’re able to lock them closed. The next pair look like tweezers. There’s many different names for them and this particular one is called Twizzers. So you’re going to be just using your thumb and the palm of your hand. And you’ll just be able to snip. I leave these right on my sewing machine bed when I sew because they’re very easy to pick up and snip the threads and put them back down. Their permanent home is really right on my sewing machine bed. They’re great for getting close into embroidery and just snipping the threads. They’re quick and easy to use. Three different scissors to snip threads, all spring- loaded. These are made by H. A. Kidd and you can get them in pretty much any store and all quilting stores and sewing stores. And they’re a great addition to your sewing box because they are a lot easier on your hands. I’ll put a link in the description and as always Thank you for joining me today on Tuesday’s Tips from SewVeryEasy. Feel free to subscribe and, as always, come on back and let’s see what we’re sewing next time
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