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    Default Sharpening sewing scissors

    I have some Fiskars sewing scissors that are pretty dull. How do you all sharpen yours? What's the best tool to buy?

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    Default Re: Sharpening sewing scissors

    I take mine to the local sharpening person at Ace hardware. Itcs a one week turnaround. I have also taken them to the Houston quilt show before (if I can wait). There's a vendor there who if I drop them off in the morning it's ready in the afternoon

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    Default Re: Sharpening sewing scissors

    I take mine to my sewing machine guru. He does a fine job. All my scissors but one are 35 years old.

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    Default Re: Sharpening sewing scissors

    Does anyone use pinking shears? I have a pair my grandmother gave me that needs to be sharpened. How can I find someone to do that?
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    Default Re: Sharpening sewing scissors

    I'm also interested in how one sharpens pinking scissors. Do we have to send them off to the company?

    Thanks much.

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    Default Re: Sharpening sewing scissors

    You could try talking to your hairdresser. I believe mine has a company that comes by and collects them to be sharpened.
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    Default Re: Sharpening sewing scissors

    Sharpen scissors? Is that what we're suppose to do? hahaha

    My DH tends to borrow (without permission) my Fiskars, and I usually find them in the garage where he used them to open plastic packaging, or cut wire, or heaven forbid....cut paper. The scissors remain in the garage and I go shopping for a new pair. After cleaning and reorganizing the garage, I found 6 pairs out there. He currently has more pairs of scissors than I do (and for the past 4 months has left mine alone), but mine are always sharp.

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    Default Re: Sharpening sewing scissors

    Ok, maybe I'll check with Ace Hardware here, or my local sewing machine repair guy.

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    Default Re: Sharpening sewing scissors

    I have one of the plastic scissor sharpener things that I bought at
    JoAnns. Works great for my Fiskars. Used it to sharpen my paper
    cutter blade too. If I had really expensive scissors I would get them
    professionally sharpened.

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    Default Re: Sharpening sewing scissors

    You can sharpen pinking shears by folding some foil to make a sandwich of 4 layers and cut through that. For small scissors I use a Fiskars sharpener but my dressmaking shears are as sharp as the day I bought them (nearly 30 years ago). Fortunately they are a left handed pair so only I can use them!!

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