How long has it been since you’ve shown your scissors some love? (Hint: If you can’t remember, it’s been way too long!)
Dirty, stiff, or dull scissors can lead to sore hands, imprecise cuts, and high replacement costs. Luckily, it’s actually really easy to keep your favorite shears and snips in good working order—all it takes is a soft cloth and a little bottle of oil! (I mean, why waste money on a good pair of scissors if you aren’t going to take care of them?) Still need convincing? Picture those lovely antique shears that your grandma has been using since the dawn of time, and behold the power of regular maintenance!
Note: This tutorial isn’t just for sewing enthusiasts. Whether you’re a paper crafter, yarn crafter, embroidery lover, quilter, seamstress, or mixed media artist, happy scissors make for much happier makers.
Are you an English paper piecing junkie? Sew on the go without worrying about bent or lost templates—keep your hexie pieces (or any other shape) safe, organized, and at the ready in an old Altoids tin!
Trying to keep up with the latest in crafting trends and techniques? Join me and co-host BarbaraTODAY (Tuesday, 1/22) for this month’s Craft Social Twitter chat.
This afternoon, we’ll be talking about identifying new styles and techniques, staying unique while being on trend, and where to look for the best in DIY-inspiration. Come share some advice, pick up some trendy tips, and chat with your fellow crafters!
When: TUESDAY, January 22, 2-3PM EST Topic:Gazing into the Future Hashtag: #CraftSocial