Do you use the same pair of scissors for every task in your home and get frustrated when they unexpectedly struggle to cut fabric or paper with ease? You’re not alone. Numerous households across the country use one pair of scissors for several different tasks and end up disposing of multiple pairs because of their ‘bluntness’; but did you know, if you invest wisely, decent scissors could well last you a lifetime if you choose them carefully and look after them properly?
Here’s a roundup of five of our bestselling snips (in no particular order), all under £20.00!
These ELK embroidery scissors with curved, double pointed stainless steel blades, finished with black textured moulded handles are perfect for smaller, more precise tasks and will make easy work of cutting threads and trimming rubber moulds.
The KAI 5210 - 8"/210mm scissors have ergonomically soft handles which allow fatigue-free cutting on all types of fabric. These scissors will cut multiple layers of denim with ease while trimming cottons without any fabric slippage. The smooth, standard size handle and sharp blades give these KAI scissors an amazing smoothness in cut and feel, a luxury product at a reasonable price point.
These ELK Tailors Scissors sport high quality, steel blades with a 53-54 HRC hardness, their black nylon handle provide a comfortable grip and will easily cut materials of large thicknesses, making them the ideal companion of a tailor or even a novice dressmaker.
Orange handled Fiskars scissors have been made in Finland since 1967 and are now design icons. These classic general-purpose scissors are ideal for craft, sewing & office cutting needs. Their ergonomic handle ensures superior comfort and durable stainless-steel blades guarantee long-lasting cutting performance.
When looking after scissors it is recommended that they are stored in a clean, dry space. Frequently open your scissors as wide as you can and wipe any collected lint and dust from the insides of the blades with a clean, dry cloth; paying close attention to the area where the two blades meet and around the screw that joins them together.
If you find your scissors are not opening as smoothly as they should, resist the temptation to unscrew them, instead use a tiny drop of vegetable oil on the screw to lubricate the join – but only when your scissors really need it!