Cut to the chase with sharp fabric scissors that will keep on snipping for years to come! Our selection of sewing scissors are perfect for quilting and sewing from your favorite brands like Gingher, Fiskars, Elan, and more. Plus, you'll also find embroidery scissors, dressmaking shears, and pinking shears for all your sewing needs.
You don’t have to be a seasoned sewist to know that craft scissors are among the most important of all craft and sewing tools. If you want to know what fabric scissors are called, it depends on the craft! For quilting and sewing, they’re usually referred to as fabric scissors or sewing shears. Embroidery scissors for embroidering, applique scissors for applique projects, and dressmaking shears for dressmaking!
If you’re curious to know what the best scissors for cutting fabric are, we carry a sharp selection of fabric scissors and other fabric cutting tools! Fiskars is one of the top recommended brands of fabric scissors as they’re easy to use and cut materials with clean precision. No matter which brand of scissors you prefer, make sure everyone in your household knows that the fabric scissors are solely for fabric!
There is also a type of scissor called pinking shears. Pinking shears are simply scissors with sawtoothed blades instead of straight blades, so they’re meant to make a zigzag edge in fabric. If you’re considering a project that requires pinking shears, you might be concerned about fraying. Fortunately, this type of scissor doesn’t cause too much fraying since they’re meant to be cut on the bias. However, loosely woven fabrics are naturally susceptible to fraying, so straight edge craft scissors are best suited. You can expect minimal fraying when you use pinking shears on cotton and any tightly woven fabrics.
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