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Need to sharpen your scissors? Take a 12 inch-14 inch strip of Heavy-duty Aluminum foil and fold to 8 layers. Now, just cut as many thin strips of foil as you can manage (25 is preferred). Your scissors are now sharp! If using standard weight aluminum foil, just fold to 16 layers and proceed.

By Cajun62234 from Collinsville, IL



By Barbara Huggins 8 209 04/09/2008 Flag

I keep a package of sandpaper with my sewing stuff.
When I think my scissors are getting a little dull, I just cut through the sandpaper a few times
and my scissors are good as new...
and they are at least 10 years old.

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By LuAnn (Guest Post) 04/10/2008 Flag

Sand paper does the trick also. I use an emery board for keeping my cuticle cutter nice and sharp. Works every time!

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By Cheryl (Guest Post) 04/10/2008 Flag

Now this is a tip I can put to work today! I have so many scissors that need sharpening. Thanks

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By Kerry Browning 2 165 04/19/2008 Flag

I tried this on a pair of scissors used for cutting paper. Before sharpening I tested them on some fabric-very dull. Then I cut foil I had used for baking. It worked! Cut cleanly through fabric. Mahalo for sharing this tip.

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By Marion 7 07/08/2008 Flag

My Granny would operate the sissors on the edge of a china plate for a quick fix.I often do this the coffee mug is always at hand.

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