Features of craft scissors
Hobby scissors typically have sharp and pointed blades, ergonomic handles for comfort and a compact size for ease of use. They can be found with different blade types, such as straight, serrated or with decorative patterns, meeting different crafting needs. In addition, some models have safety features, such as blade guards or locking mechanisms. In many aspects, craft scissors resemble general multi-purpose scissors.
How to choose the best craft scissors
A pair of craft scissors should meet your specific crafting needs and provide a comfortable cutting experience. Here are some tips to keep in mind when looking for hobby craft scissors.
Purpose and blade type
Most craft scissors are very versatile and can be used for different tasks. However, some scissors have a special shape for a particular purpose, like tailor's scissors for example. In general, straight blades are versatile and perfectly suited to cut paper. Serrated blades are great for cardboard or preventing fabric from fraying. These scissors tend to retain their sharpness longer too.
Design and comfort
Most craft scissors take this into account, but pay attention to the ergonomics of the handles. Choose scissors with soft or moulded handles that feel comfortable to hold and that reduce strain during prolonged crafting sessions.
Choose a size suitable for your hand and the type of work you plan to do. Smaller scissors are better for detailed cutting, while larger ones offer more power when cutting thicker materials. A compact size also makes scissors easy to store, so you can carry them in a pouch for crafting on the go.
Using and maintaining your craft scissors
Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for proper use and maintenance of your hobby scissors. Do not use them on materials they are not intended for and keep the blades clean and dry to prevent rust. Read more about how to sharpen your scissors here.