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Duck billed scissors


Duck billed scissors
« on: August 08, 2019, 18:36:12 PM »
I've had some delivered today and they are wonderful.  The last two tops I made had lightweight fabric and while I could manage to get double fabric to work on the coverstitching, the minute it went onto a single fabric, tunnelling.  So I've thrown the towel in altogether and I'm not even going to bother trying on any kind of fabric.  They are Klasse that I got from Jaycotts, more expensive than some I have seen, and they sort of have bends on the handles, which makes them  so much easier to use.

Absolutely flipping perfect <3 <3 <3 
Stash extension 2019 - 26  meters
Daren't put used, too pitiful but I am keeping count

So Chic

Re: Duck billed scissors
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 19:32:54 PM »
You won’t regret buying them.  I find them very useful for trimming seams as there is next to no risk of clipping into the main fabric.
So Chic
Bernina Artista 630, Bernina 800DL, Janome Cover Pro 1000CP,  elderly Singer Touch & Sew 720G and Pfaff Overlocker hiding in loft


Re: Duck billed scissors
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2019, 11:36:18 AM »
I think I may have to consider buying a pair, it's very easy to cut yourself a 'design feature'  :S I've done so on more than one occasion...

Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.


Re: Duck billed scissors
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2019, 12:09:04 PM »
I’ve got some Klasse ones. I bought them from somebody on the old forum. They are one of the most useful tools in my sewing box.
Stash reductions 2019 31m
Stash additions 2019 55m


Re: Duck billed scissors
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 14:03:03 PM »
I’ve got some Ghinger ones I’ve had years.  I don’t think we could find any others at the time. 
I used to use them for trimming neck binding on knit tops.   However I must be just about the only person who managed to cut into the garment anyway.  ><. So I tend to use my very small curved embroidery scissors now as I seem to get a better holes, sorry, design features! :)


Re: Duck billed scissors
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 17:53:45 PM »
Mine are Klasse - lovely and sharp and cut through fabric like a knife going through butter - but they are not immune to operator error and the occasional 'design feature'.   :S
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.


Re: Duck billed scissors
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2019, 19:22:18 PM »
I think 'Duck bills' should come with a health warning... I am always so stressed by the end of cutting and possibly blue in the face from holding my breath... of course it's the last thing I have to do in the construction of a garment and am petrified I will cut a hole ... but I still use them  :S
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Re: Duck billed scissors
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 22:24:24 PM »
My one and only Ernest Wright scissors are duckbills and they're lovely. I've a rather eclectic mix of Gingher, Kai and a remarkably reliable pair of Westcotts in types of scissors and shears that get used more often simply because of their purpose so I get rather excited when the duckbills come out,  partly for the pleasure and partly for the novelty.

The disappointing Fiskars Amplify get used for cutting paper.  :o :S
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Re: Duck billed scissors
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 21:26:42 PM »
And a pair is winging its way to my door from Jaycotts as I sit here. This forum is deadly so helpful   0_0.


Re: Duck billed scissors
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2019, 04:54:32 AM »
I have the Jaycotts ones, too.  I like them but with my clumsy left-handedness, I have to be very, very careful when using them so they probably only come out on special occasions.   They are effective, though.  Have fun with yours, @Vezelay  ! x


Re: Duck billed scissors
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2019, 11:35:45 AM »
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Re: Duck billed scissors
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2019, 16:54:57 PM »
Just ordered myself a pair of Klasse ones - should be here tomorrow. Can’t be stressing about layering seams with fabric scissors any more!
No such thing as too much fabric