Tools & Materials

Running with Scissors…

Those of us who grew up with sewing mothers understand about sewing sheers.  They are NOT to be used for construction paper projects, Barbie hairstyling, or cutting your own bangs.  (Been there, done that!)

No, Mother’s Scissors are not for using on anything other than fabric (but you’d better not use them on her fabric stash either!)

Now that I’m grown with a house (and a sewing machine) of my own, I find myself trying to build my own sewing box.  A key ingredient?  Gingher scissors.  Like Waterford Crystal and Lennox China, owning Gingher scissors is a mark of adulthood.  I have joined my mother and grandmothers before me by investing in these two items:



Gingher Embroidery Scissors:  These live in my Crochet Bag, and come along on many on-the-go adventures.  The leather sheath makes them safer than safety scissors around my precious yarns.


Gingher Dressmaker Sheers:  My fabric sheers live in the old fashioned wooden fold-out sewing box my husband found for me during garage sale season a few years ago.  He fixed the legs and oiled the hinges.  I filled it with bobbins, templates, and sooooo much thread.  And sheers.  Beautiful, shiny, sharp as the Subtle Knife sheers.

Someday, I will get a Gingher Rotary Cutter to live with the sheers.  But it doesn’t have quite the nostalgia as the scissors, and I already have a dozen spare blades for my Fiskars Rotary Cutter.  Besides, Fiskars are the Cadillac of craft blades!


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