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Fiskars Softgrip Pinking Fabric Shears

Reported by Tracy Schultz

If you love to sew, pinking shears are an absolute necessity for cutting fabric. Fiskars Softgrip fabric pinking shears are not only affordable and easy to find, but they’re reliable and give you a precision cut that won’t fray.

I was growing tired of my fabric edges fraying all the time. So I went to my local craft store and decided to purchase a pair of pinking shears. What drew me to Fiskars Softgrip pinking shears was the length of the blade and the soft handles. Not to mention, Fiskars is a name I know and trust to have quality crafting tools.

After just one use, there was no going back to my old cutting methods. These pinking shears glided through my fabric like butter, leaving a perfectly pinked edge each and every time.

I love to embellish my sewing projects with stamped images or hand embroidery. And while it adds a wonderful touch to my finished piece, the extra handling of the fabric can sometimes fray the edges. When I use these pinking shears, the edges stay crisp even after continued handling and running through my sewing machine several times.


Let me sum up what I like and dislike about these pinking shears to help you decide if they’re worth adding to your stash.

Pros:

  • Extended longer blade
  • Ergonomic Softgrip comfort cushioned handles
  • Stainless steel blades
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Sometimes difficult to cut a straight line on bulky fabric or more than two layers of fabric
  • Even with the Softgrip handles, using them continuously for long periods of time can be uncomfortable
  • Handles are a little small for large hands

I’m a crafter who likes to take shortcuts. I have a limited amount of time to craft on any given day. And when I sew, I like to cut through multiple layers of fabric to save time. While these pinking shears are capable of that, I found the fabric tended to move around a bit with multiple layers or with thicker fabric.

These shears work wonders for almost all of my sewing projects. But when I need to do repetitive cutting, even with the Softgrip handles, my hand tires and I find the handles can be uncomfortable.


Despite that, I’ve loved adding these pinking shears to my stash and I use them on a regular basis. They’re a great value for the price. You can find them online at JoAnn’s, CreateForLess, and Save-on-crafts, to name a few. The retail price is $38.50.

Now that you know the pros and cons, do you think these pinking shears are worth adding to your stash? Let us know!

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2 Responses to Fiskars Softgrip Pinking Fabric Shears

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    Glue&Glitter April 25, 2008 at 6:58 am #

    I just picked up a pair of these recently, too! So far, I really love them!

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    IamSusie April 25, 2008 at 9:22 am #

    Pinking shears are a necessity for people who work with fabric, but never ever ever use fabric scissors on paper! The blade will be ruined for fabric.