Lefthanded general purpose / dressmaking scissors, micro-serrated 215mm / 8.5 in

Lefthanded general purpose / dressmaking scissors, micro-serrated 215mm / 8.5 in

Lefthanded general purpose / dressmaking scissors, micro-serrated 215mm / 8.5 in
One of our most popular scissors with a lovely cutting action. High quality, long-lasting stainless steel blades and black plastic grips, moulded for optimum comfort around the left thumb and fingers. The lower blade is micro-serrated to ensure a good grip on whatever you are cutting and a smooth cut right to the scissor tips. This also makes it suitable as a lightweight dressmaking scissor. Screw tightened for perfect tension adjustment.

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

  Excellent  This is the first pair of left handed scissors I've had and they have totally removed my fear of cutting out when sewing. They feel like good quality too. Highly recommended.  (26/06/2012) Kate - Manchester

    I bought these as a gift for my sister in law to use as she is training to be a teacher. They are wonderful!   (06/12/2013) Karen - Hitchin

    I have had a pair of these scissors for some time and wouldn't be without them. I recently bought a pair for a left handed friend who now wonders how he ever managed without them.   (28/07/2010) -

  excellnt scissors  Such a relief to have sharp dressmaking scissors for left handers   (04/08/2011) Susan - Australia

  Product and service excellent. Thanks.    (29/02/2012) CJ -

  Dress making scissors  Very pleased with these scissors. For the first time I have got a pair of scissors that really work being left-handed. They are excellent.   (26/04/2012) -

  Dressmaking scissors.  Very sorry for the long delay. Product & service are excellent many thanks.   (06/03/2011) Tom Betts - Norwich.

  Dress making scissors  This is the second pair of LH scissors I've bought from you and am totally pleased with them.   (30/07/2010) -

  Scissors i can use!  FANTASTIC i have at last found scissors i can use these are great. Sharp and a rubber soft handle   (17/08/2008) Yvonne Soulby -

  I can cut straight at last  These sissors are brilliant.I have stuggled for many years with ordinary ones but now i can cut in straight line with no jagged edges. Hurray   (18/11/2010) -

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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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