Left handed dressmaking scissors, sidebent 216mm / 8.5 in.

Left handed dressmaking scissors, sidebent 216mm / 8.5 in.
This top quality left handed dressmaking scissor offers excellent value. All metal construction, manufactured from hot forged steel in Premana, Italy with polished chrome finish with black handles. Sidebent grips for easy cutting across flat surfaces.

All of our left-handed scissors have the blades reversed with the left blade on top so you can see your cutting line without twisting the scissors. That gives you a clean and straight cut using the scissors in your left hand.
There is no such thing as an "ambidextrous scissor" or "right handed scissors also suitable for left handed use" - if they do not have the blades reversed they are NOT proper left-handed scissors!

Maybe you don't really need left-handed scissors because...

You can just turn right-handed ones upside down and that makes them left-handed

Er - NO! Right-handed scissors have the top blade on the right and it will always stay that way whichever way you turn them round and you still will not be able to see your cutting line or make them cut properly.

You can buy "ambidextrous" scissors that work for right-and left-handed people

NO again - it is the same problem - left-handed scissors need to be manufactured with the blades reversed so the top blade in on the LEFT. We have seen some scissors that have RIGHT-handed blade positions but have just the handles moulded for a lefthander and they are completely useless!

It is better to just get used to right-handed scissors as they are all that is normally available.

Well, us left-handers ARE adaptable and it is possible with a lot of manipulation to sort-of make right handed scissors work in your left hand. But it will be uncomfortable and they won't cut properly, so why do that when you have the chance to use proper LEFT-HANDED scissors? This one is particularly bad for CHILDREN when they first start cutting things out at school because they will not be able to do it and will be seen as awkward and hopeless by the teacher and the rest of the class. Why not just make it EASY?

So - maybe you DO need proper LEFT-HANDED scissors if you want to cut things accurately and easily!

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Customer Reviews

  A 'Must Have' product for any left hander  I have returned to dressmaking and general sewing after a long absence and I knew I needed new scissors. I just cannot cut properly without them. This pair is excellent and I cannot recommend them highly enough.Having the proper tools for the job is so important.  (07/07/2016) Helen Cherry - West Midlands

  Excellent product   These scissors are a must for a left handed dressmaker. I found it much easier to maintain the cut and control the scissors, achieving a clean cut each time. So glad I bought them   (31/05/2019) Christine - Fife

  Left hand scissors  Its amazing how comfortable left handed scissors feel. Were so used to using the ones that hurt our thumb and are able to cut preciesely on the mark.   (03/02/2013) D B - U.S.

  Excellent replacement cutters  Sadly the pair of scissors purchased in the late 1960's had ceased to follow the cutting line. With the replacements (which are splendid) I can now re-start my sewing. So glad the company is still with us. If you are lh, and have never tried lh scissors, my only question is WHY...   (03/02/2013) -

  Great product  These scissors work very well. I just hemmed several pair of jeans and the scissors cut through the inseams with minimal effort and not deflection of the cut. An excellent tool.   (29/02/2012) Tom - Nova Scotia, Canada

  Excellent!  These scissors are top quality! I highly recommend them to anyone who needs a pair of sturdier scissors, especially to cut textiles. I couldn't be happier!   (26/04/2012) Liliana - Portugal

  Amazing  I bought these for my wife who had always struggled with right handed scissors. her response after using them, "They're amazing!"   (11/02/2013) -

    I like the scissors but can I buy it in my town?   (17/05/2009) korapin - Bangkok Thailand

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I bought these for my daughter (the only left-hander in the family). She's used them for absolutely everything & finds them comfortable, versatile and exactly what they say they are - real general purpose scissors. She now uses scissors confidently for the first time in her life. Highly recommended.<

Mrs. Catriona Chase

The embroidery scissors have arrived safely and I am very happy with them. I never believed what a difference proper left handed scissors would make to my craft work.

Tahlie, UK

Thank you for the goods which arrived today. As always, the service and quality are excellent.

Ann, UK

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