Why choose quality sewing scissors, even as a beginner?

When starting a creative hobby, you might be tempted to start with entry-level, low-cost materials… However, in use, when after a few uses the pair of scissors no longer cuts, you quickly understand the interest of a good quality tool! Starting with quality material will quickly increase the pleasure of work and the quality of finishes. You will soon thank yourself for this investment!

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Sewing scissors, what are we talking about?

In the whole range of scissors, those for sewing are special. The sharpening angle of the blades is specifically adapted to cut fabrics without damaging them. That’s why it is necessary to choose sewing scissors carefully for your textile craft projects. To preserve the sharpness of the blades, you should then make sure to only cut fabrics with these scissors. The BOHIN range includes only tools suitable for textile arts: sewing, patchwork, etc. These tools are divided into several ranges, always at the best price!

BOHIN recommends professional versatile scissors with a comfortable grip that can be used for all your fabric cutting work! These scissors combine technological advances to offer lightness and robustness as well as exceptional cutting quality

Traditionally, two types of sewing scissors were separated for fabrics: flat blades scissors and dressmaker’s scissors. This is what we find in the traditional range of Nogent scissors. In addition to choosing scissors suitable for fabric, it was necessary to choose the pair suitable for the type of fabric. Indeed, the dressmaker’s scissors, more stocky and heavier, are suitable for thick fabrics while the flat blades scissors are more useful for cutting light fabrics. Cutting fabric with unsuitable scissors can cause pain and cutting difficulties. It can also damage the fabric and give the impression of a lower cutting quality.

BOHIN’s professional sewing scissors are available in 3 sizes: 21 cm (8’’), 23 cm (9’’), and 26 cm (10’’). These 3 scissors are very versatile, but the type of projects you like to make can guide you in choosing the good blade size: short blades for cuts on small lengths (accessory, baby or child clothing…), medium blades for cutting medium-sized projects (top, t-shirt, skirt…), long blades for cutting large projects (dress, coat, pants…).

You don’t know which one to choose? The 23 cm size will be the most versatile to start with and will cut all your projects!

How to recognize quality sewing scissors?

The blades

The main element for quality scissors: the blades. The blades make the cutting precision and also play on the robustness of the cutting tools. These scissors have blades that extend into the handle rings. This guarantees the durability and robustness of the object.

Next, the material of the blades must be taken into account. Steel is one of the preferred materials for cutting tools. However, there are many treatments of steel (It can be chrome-plated or nickel-plated). BOHIN professional scissors are made of stainless steel and cannot rust. In addition, these scissors have a titanium coating on the blades which strengthens the cut and guarantees even more resistance to rust.

The thickness of the blades is important in the performance and durability of the cut. Thicker blades provide increased robustness and contribute to better stability of the cutting tool. Thick blades provide a solid base for a regular and precise cut without unwanted vibrations. Opting for sewing scissors with a thick blade also increases the durability of your tools. These blades are less prone to wear and degradation. Thick blades also allow you to work with thicker materials without necessarily compromising on fine fabrics. With its 3.5mm blades, the range of BOHIN professional sewing scissors fits perfectly into this category.

Good cutting tools are also judged by the sharpening of the blades. The blades should slide against each other easily and continuously, right to the tip. There should be no snag or difficulty when closing the scissors.


 Because you are going to spend a long time with scissors in hand, the comfort of use is a very important element. Make sure to have ergonomic rings, which take into account the shape of your hand. From this point of view, plastic rings outperform metal rings. You will gain even more comfort if the rings are covered with rubber.

Ensuring a moderate weight of scissors is important to avoid weakness. Scissors that are too heavy tire by their weight, regardless of the duration of use or the fabrics cut. Scissors that are too light tire by the force necessary to add to the scissors to cut the material.

You have an alternative on this point: either you opt for heavy scissors for heavy fabrics and light ones for light fabrics, or you opt for a balanced pair allowing a good compromise between the two and which will also be more versatile. This is the choice that was made in the design of the range of professional BOHIN sewing scissors. The size of the scissors is important in relation to the work you are going to do. It is less tiring to cut a dress with 26cm scissors than with 21cm blades. As for the weight, there are more versatile intermediates that are ideal for beginners (here the 23 cm will be perfect).



When you choose your scissors, especially the first ones for sewing, take into account these elements to choose a durable pair. Durability is important because scissors are one of the most expensive items in a sewing box. This technical tool requires an investment that pays off over time. By choosing well at the beginning, you can even keep them all your life and perhaps even pass them on.

A pair of scissors is made up of two blades held together by a screw. When cutting significant thicknesses of fabric, it is possible for the blades to separate. For the professional sewing scissors in the BOHIN range, a non-removable screw has been chosen. The thick blades allow you to cut significant thicknesses without having to compromise on precision.

To increase the durability of these cutting tools, also make sure to learn about scissor care. Most scissors have simple but necessary maintenance to preserve the cutting quality. After each use, make sure to wipe your scissors to remove all fiber residues. From time to time, you can also put a drop of sewing machine oil at the screw level.


Sewing scissors can have various shapes, weights, and uses. This has a historical reason and trades have developed tools corresponding to technical gestures. Some scissors have a specific purpose.

However, new ranges of scissors, like the professional quality sewing range from BOHIN, allow for great versatility. No need to have multiple pairs of scissors! To keep your blades sharp and well-maintained, fabric scissors should be dedicated to fabric only.

How to take care of my sewing scissors?

At home

To increase the longevity of your scissors, make sure to take care of them. Nothing complicated to do: wipe off the fabric dust that can accumulate on the blades and end up damaging them. Dust concentrates dust and moisture that can harm the proper functioning of the blades.

If needed, a small drop of sewing machine oil can facilitate the action of the scissors. Do not do this too often, and then cut into fabric scraps until you are sure that the oil does not drip onto the fabric.

Help, my sewing scissors don’t cut anymore!

The blades of sewing scissors are sharpened at a certain angle. If your scissors have cut other materials and they cut fabrics less well, take them to a grinder. Make sure they are qualified for sewing scissors.

Having your sewing scissors sharpened is interesting to increase their durability. It’s even more interesting if you initially invested in a good pair of quality sewing scissors.

You now understand why a low price can seem attractive but actually be a bad choice. Investing to start with professional quality scissors is already ensuring to create with pleasure. By choosing the BOHIN professional sewing scissors range, you are choosing quality at the best price.