Cutting Tools for Sewing

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If you love to sew or are learning how to sew, these are all the cutting tools for sewing that will make it easier and more enjoyable.

Sewing is so fun and enjoyable. It is a great way to express your creativity and make something unique. I love making things with my hands.

Before you can start sewing, you need to have the right cutting tools. The cutting tools will make a big difference in your experience with sewing.

There are many different types of scissors available, but not all of them are created equal. When choosing scissors for sewing, it is important to consider the type of fabric you will be working with. For example, if you will be sewing delicate fabrics, you will need a pair of sharp, lightweight scissors. If you will be sewing heavier fabrics, you will need a pair of stronger, heavier-duty scissors.

fabric scissors

Why do you need specific cutting tools to cut fabric?

When you cut something like paper, it dulls the blades of scissors, blades, and knives. If you want clean cuts that are easy to do, then use tools just for fabric. I use scissors specifically to cut paper patterns, and then separate fabric scissors.

Here are some tips for using cutting tools for sewing:

  • Always use sharp scissors. Dull scissors will make it difficult to cut fabric cleanly and evenly.
  • When using a rotary blade or buttonhole cutter, then cut fabric on a cutting mat. This will help to protect your table and keep the blades sharp.
  • Take care of your cutting tools. Keep them clean and dry, and sharpen them regularly. With a little care and attention, your cutting tools will last for many years.
scissors and fabric

Do I need to buy expensive tools?

No, you do not need to buy expensive tools to get started. Buy affordable options to see what you like to use and what parts of sewing you like. Then upgrade as you can and decide what you need.

Expensive tools work better and last longer, but you don’t know what you like or don’t like until you try it. That is why I recommend slowly working up to the expensive options.

Want more sewing tips and tools? Check these out:

scissors cutting fabric

Cutting Tools for Sewing

If you love to sew or are learning how to sew, these are all the cutting tools for sewing that will make it easier and more enjoyable.

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

cutting tools for sewing
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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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