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Good scissors for cutting through multiple layers of thick fabric. Any suggestions?
I just dulled out two pairs and they cost between $20 and $30 each.
The more expensive one was re-sharpened and I am not impressed. A friend told me that the quality of the re-sharpening has more to do with the steel content than the skill of the operator.
I don't know what brand you are using but I am a Fiskars person. I won't have any other in my house. I still have some from several years ago which I used to trim my dogs haunches . They are now in DH's tool shed and still cutting everything but fabric. I have never had a pair of Fiskars sharpened and I cut thick fabric and several layers of denim.. the usual sewing gramma stuff. I'm completely sold. I even bought school kid fiskars for my granddaughter. I was subbing in a pre k class where all the scissors in the art center were in a basket. I taught one little girl to look for Fiskars. a few minutes later I saw her over there looking in the basket and muttering "Where are those whiskers?"
I make double layered "tie blankets" and I bought a 'cutting wheel" and "cutting Mat" I wouldn't go back to just scissors at all. Only use them when I have to, :-). However I did find cheap but good scissors at Big Lots that would cut through two layers and was just as happy with them as the $14.00 stainless steel that I bought.
I swear by my Ginghers. I've had them for about twenty years now, and they're still going strong. They cost a bit more, but they truly will last a lifetime.
1. Are other people using your scissors? You must hide them from children and husbands. I'm a lefty, my scissors are expensive, and at one time I was stashing them in my jewelry box to keep them safe.