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rebecnik
« on: June 25, 2013 06:53:48 AM »

Several months ago, I bought myself some Gingher scissors (dressmaker's shears and pinking shears)- the really, really nice and really, really expensive ones. I know for a fact that cutting paper is the worst thing you can do to scissors (unless you enjoy dull ones), because you're essentially cutting wood. Pretty much everything I've read and heard is that your dressmaker's shears are solely for fabric. But I was reading a sewing book yesterday that said you should cut out your pattern pieces with scissors around the general shape, pin them to the fabric, and then actually cut on the lines of the pattern with the dressmaker's shears. That just screams "against the law" to me. Is this small amount of paper cutting negligible? Do you cut your patterns on the line before pinning to fabric (I always have)? Thoughts?
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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013 10:05:20 AM »

I would still avoid it. I have kitchen scissors and fabric scissors on my desk during projects, depending on what needs cutting at any given moment.
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rebecnik
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013 04:24:58 PM »

I would still avoid it. I have kitchen scissors and fabric scissors on my desk during projects, depending on what needs cutting at any given moment.

That's what I've always done as well. Thanks for the feedback!
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