Gingher Sewing Shears


Best sewing scissors

Ask almost any tailor or sewer which scissors they use and you’ll hear universal acclaim for these venerable 8″ Gingher Shears ($19). They’ve been making them in this style forever (although they are now manufactured by Fiskars in Italy). Ginghers are durable enough to pass on to the next generation. These hefty scissors slide through layers of fabric with ease, are comfortable with long use, and stay sharp all the way to the tips. (Pair them with the previously reviewed Gingher snip scissors.) Bless them, they also come in a left-handed version. The key to keeping sewing scissors in top shape is to never use them to cut paper or anything else in the garage. A good idea for those who live in a large household is to tie a bit of fabric or ribbon on the handle as a red flag: “CLOTH ONLY. Do not even think about using this for anything but fabric.”

-- KK 11/4/19

(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2013 — editors)

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