How to Choose and Care for Cutting Tools in Sewing

The basic tools of cuts that we’re going to acquire, need to be of good quality. The reason, for this reason, is because in this way the fabric or weft of the fabric will not be damaged when using them and that in addition, they will last us a long time so the expense will be amortized. In this blog post, you’ll learn how to choose and care for cutting tools for sewing.

In turn, all these tools need maintenance, which is best left to professionals, in most of the sales of these items, sharpen and perform proper maintenance.

choose and care for cutting tools for sewing

These are some of the features that sewing tools have to take into account when buying them, so as not to be deceived that don’t respond to our needs and requirements. 

The most used tool is scissors. “The basic tools of cuts that we’re going to acquire, need to be of good quality, and in this way, the fabric or weft of the fabric will not be damaged when using them.”

How to Choose and Care for Cutting Tools for Sewing

The best quality scissors are those made of forged steel. The handles of the sewing scissors are one longer than the other, to facilitate handling and cutting.

They should not come riveted, but with an adjustment screw. The scissors should never be used to cut cloth, to cut other material, be it cardboard, paper, cords, etc; since this would only take away its edge and ruin it.

To help with its proper maintenance and use, it’s recommended to apply a drop of oil to the assembly screw from time to time.

They should always be cleaned after use and stored in the bag in which they’re purchased.

Among The Different Scissor Models, We Can Find:

Scissors Dressmaker: 

It has an angled handle and is designed in such a way that they’re ideal for cutting patterns since its lower blade allows a much smoother and regular movement on the fabric. 

They come in different sizes, it’s best to opt for the one that best fits the size of our hand. Even special scissors for lefties come. This is perfect scissors to catch for cutting, even if you don’t know how to catch a scissors.

Sewing Scissors: 

They have a round tip and the other pointed. They’re ideal for cutting eyelashes.

Scissors for Embroidery: 

These scissors are narrow and pointed, by their size and shape allow to cut with much precision.

Scissors Toothed: 

They’re also known as scissors to trim. These scissors cut the edges in zigzag and are used for those finishes that don’t hesitate flanges, such as, for example, elastic fabrics. 

“All sewing tools must always be stored in a safe place in the home to which children don’t have access.”

Other Sewing Tools

Descosedor or Rojales Opener: 

As it says his word, it serves to unstitch seams or open eyelets. They don’t damage the fabric and come in different sizes, to suit the work they must do. 

For thick fabrics, it’s better to opt for a large one and for finer and more delicate fabrics, a smaller one.

Thread Cutter: 

Small scissors are often used for this task, but when you learn to use this tool with precision, it makes the work much easier and more comfortable than looking for the scissors to cut the thread.

Rotary Cutter: 

This tool is not widely used by those in whom sewing is not their job, but rather a hobby or hobby. It works just like a pizza cutter and makes cutting a lot easier, especially when cornering. 

As in the case of scissors, should only be used to cut cloth and not paper and should be cleaned every so often with a cloth soaked in alcohol, to remove all the lint that may have been left. It can be obtained in different sizes and with different handles.

All these cutting tools must always be stored in a safe place in the home, to which children don’t have access since handling them in inexperienced hands can cause serious accidents.

Final Verdict

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