Scissor Selection Guide The following guide should help a consumer select the Mundial ® scissors or shears that are ideal for a particular task. • Embroidery Scissors are used for • Hobby/Craft Scissors are used for light work that entails close detail. detailed cutting of items that The blades are slim and sharp with include: paper, yarn, cloth, thread fine, precise points. and other crafting materials. • Sewing Scissors are used for light • Multi-Layer Shears are used for to medium cutting tasks such as cutting through multiple layers of trimming and clipping seams and fabric as well as single layers of loose threads. Featuring one thicker craft material. These shears pointed and one rounded tip on the feature heavy-duty, extra long, blade. stainless steel blades with a double knife edge. • Buttonhole Scissors are used for • Pinking Shears are used for opening the buttonholes without finishing seams with a resistant stretching or damaging the stitches. jagged edge, which prevents the This pair of scissors features an threads in the fabric from coming adjustable screw so all of the undone and loose. They are also buttonholes can be cut at an even used for decorative appliqué length. cutting. • Thread Clips are used for quick • Take-A-Part Kitchen Shears are snipping and tight seam stitch used for cutting meats and cutting. The ring fits over the ring or vegetables, cracking nuts and middle finger and the implement uncapping bottles. Notch snaps rests in the hand. The thumb and small wood and wire. Also great for index finger work the spring action plastic canvas crafts. Shears are blades. shears do not harm the all-purpose lightweight stainless cutting surface. steel with take-a-part blades for easy, thorough cleaning. • Appliqué Scissors are used for • Dressmaker Shears are used for a trimming excess fabric or loose wide range of cutting tasks. These threads in layered applications. shears are able to cut through They are designed with one blade fabric of many weights. They are that is narrow and one blade that is designed with bent or offset wide. The wider blade protects the handles so that whatever is being fabric underneath while the top cut does not have to be lifted off layer of fabric is being cut by the the cutting surface and to ensure narrow blade. They are also that the shears do not harm the important for trimming sheer and cutting surface. The most popular delicate fabric in lace insertion. length of dressmaker shears is 8”. • Quilting Scissors are used to cut • All Purpose Shears/Straight easily through heavy quilting Trimmers are used to cut anything material. They feature stainless “around the house.” Also known as steel blades with a special knife all-purpose shears. edge. Also known as all-purpose shears. • Barber Shears are used for cutting • Pocket Scissors are commonly hair. Barber shears will have used by children. They have blunt serrations on one blade. ends that prevent the point from tearing or ripping.