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Best Sewing and Craft Scissors

Get the best priced scissors for the job.

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There are lots of scissors to choose from for your sewing projects. Some scissors are not very durable, and others can be affordable with a high performance. These reviews offer insight into which pair of scissors will last long and stretch your dollar.

1. Fiskars Micro-Tip Soft Touch Scissors

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These little buggers are perfect for precision cutting. Papercutting and scrapbooking projects especially benefit from this pair, as well as sewing projects that require notch and careful pattern cutting. The spring-back action keeps thumbs and wrists from getting sore after a lot of cutting, making these ideal for quilted projects.

Great for moms, the sharp blade can be locked to prevent injury to the little ones. I am also fond of the Fiskars warranty, which allows consumers to send in for new springs if yours should ever wear out, a common problem with spring-back scissors.

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2. Westcott Eversharp Bent Scissors

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These scissors have MicroBan technology, which is handy if you are going to be cutting through dyed materials or using these as a multi-purpose kitchen scissor. The mircrobial protection prevents the scissors from picking up different smells and stains.

I found that the bent handle and rubber grip made cutting easy, but you may want to sharpen these periodically, as they are made from stainless steel, which tends to go dull quicker than titanium. In case you are particularly rough on your scissors, these also carry a limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.

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3. Acme Blooms Ultra Smooth Spring Titanium Scissors

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These eye-catching scissors are a cute pink and green, and the spring-back feature and ribbed handle makes them best suited for a job that will require lots of cuts. After a short period of use, I found these to loose the sharp edge, which made cutting thin fabrics a chore. They are a multi-purpose scissor, well-suited for jobs like clipping plastic, cards and paper.

Don't rely on these for lots of sewing projects, but anything else in your box of tricks will work well with these like cutting ribbon, hemp cord and plastics.

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4. Westcott Spring-Assisted Scissors

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These scissors have a tension adjustment on them, which can help you find the perfect cut. They are also shaply bent and have a spring tension, providing a great angle for cutting fabrics. These are also adhesive resistance, which means that you can cut through glued applique or taped materials without getting a lot of sticky residue on the blade.

This one is good for sewing and quilting projects, but I wouldn't strain them with thicker cuts on plastic or hard cording. The adjustment joint can be a weak point on these, so use them for projects that require easy, sharp cuts.

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5. Coghlans Folding Scissors

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When I'm sitting in the car or waiting in a restaurant, I like to make my time productive by working on a little bit of crafting. Keeping a ball of yarn for a crochet project in my bag is the norm.

That's why I love having a pair of nail clippers or travel scissors like these with me. They are inexpensive, and the folding feature covers the blades completely, keeping them from damaging anything in my purse. My little scissors have also come in handy for clipping tags and stray threads on my clothes while I'm on the go.

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