Scissors are hand operated cutting instruments. They are 5 to 6 inches long, used for light cutting, trimming, clipping corners and cutting curves. They are designed for snipping threads and trimming seams. They are also used for cutting various thin materials, such as paper, cardboard, metal foil, thin plastic, cloth, rope and wire.
These are light weight cutting scissors with 3 to 4 inches in size with narrow blade tapering into two sharp points. Blades are joined by a pin, screw or rivet and designed with two evenly sized ring handles. These scissors are ideal for clipping and notching, trimming fabric from delicate appliqués, embroidery and snipping thread tails.
BUTTON HOLE SCISSORS:
These scissors are adjusted to cut button holes of required length. They are greatly used when many button holes are to be made. Buttonhole scissors have a special adjustable screw for securing them partially open as per the length of buttonhole required. This open position translates to a precise cutting length (usually between 1/2" and 1 1/4") that prevents cutting of the stitches at the buttonhole end.
These are used for trimming or clipping seams and cutting corners, and are generally 15 to 17.5 cm long with narrow blades and tapered sharp points.
These are spring-action clippers with or without a finger loop featuring very short blades for cutting thread tails and clipping seams quickly.