Friday, June 13, 2014

Keep your pinking shears sharp !

A great way to keep your pinking shears sharp !
I have finally found a great way to keep my pinking shears sharp and at no cost, which is even better and it only takes a minute or two so I can have them sharpened any time I need to use them with out even leaving my sewing/craft room and a great way to recycle too...All you need is a small piece of aluminum foil, we call it Alfoil here in Australia. Now  fold your piece of foil to have at least 4 layers and cut through the layers with your pinking shears ..how quick, easy and simple it that ..keep cutting until when tested on a piece of fabric they are sharp and you're done...photo below is some foil wrappers from a tin of chocolates we bought Jack last Christmas and I decided to keep them in a shoe box in my sewing /craft room thinking they may come in handy for some thing..So that's what I use to keep my pinking shears sharpened now, I just get a few wrappers and cut through and then I'm ready to cut with them and recycling is an added bonus ...and free..so a win win in my book...

8 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea - thank you for sharing.

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  2. Now I've got to try that. Thanks for the tip.

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  3. Thank you for the tip!! Does this also work on regular blade scissors? Take Care and God Bless!

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  4. Thanks, I'm off to sharpen mine now!!

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  5. I've never even thought about such an easy way, ths so much

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  6. That is easy to do. What made you think of doing that? Will it work for regular scissors too? I will try it on a pair of regular scissors that I have that will not cut through fabric at all anymore without shredding it. I kept them for cutting paper, but haven't even used them for paper yet. I'll let you know if it works. I tried one of those knife/scissors sharpeners on them and it only made the scissors worse! Came here fro Totally Tutorials.

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  7. Great tip..I often wonder why someone who collects such tips doesn't have a blog (or maybe they do!) Thanks for this!

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  8. wow. Didn't know this. Thank you bunches for sharing.

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