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Left handed Scissors
Looking for quality left handed fabric scissors
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Date: 12/2/13 10:19 PM

I'm looking for high quality applique (aka duckbill) scissors and 8" serrated dressmakers shears made for left-handed users. Can anyone help with this? Thanks in advance!

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Date: 12/2/13 11:47 PM

I am left handed and I use Gingher's right handed versions. The applique I own, but don't use, but the serrated edged ones are like the lefty shears, except the nut is on the wrong side so it doesn't lay flat. I don't know if they make these.

I don't notice a difference from my right handed scissors and the left ones until I lay them down, then they move instead of go flat.

Not much help, sorry.

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Date: 12/2/13 11:51 PM

I think that hands down, Kai scissors are the best out there.

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Date: 12/3/13 0:43 AM

I hope you find what you need. My son is left-handed and used to complain about scissors when he was a child. I pretty much told him to get over it and learn how to use "regular" scissors. But last year when I had right shoulder surgery and was in a sling for 6 weeks, with another couple of months of PT, I found I could not for the life of me even cut a piece of paper with my left hand! Of course I apologized to my now adult son. Good luck to you! :-)

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Date: 12/3/13 1:07 AM

I haven't had much luck finding left handed serrated shears, and I don't do appliqué. I think I saw that Nancy's Notions had some left handed duckbills, but as I said, I don't do appliqué so I don't know if they are good or not.

My fav left handed scissors are my left handed Ginghers. I don't like the left handed Kais as much because the big moulded grips give me blisters.

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Date: 12/3/13 3:13 AM

Scissors are subjective, left handed or not.

I can't stand Kai scissors. I don't like them, and even their left handed ones are hard for me to operate. Mundials right bother me, their left are okay. Even simple paper scissors depends on the brand if I use left or it doesn't matter.

My mom never told me to get over it, so I always had them as a kid, but she's right handed so I coped with her fabric scissors. I stick with Ghingers because they aren't true left or right, it's all in the nut placement as far as it feels to cut and using them. And I can cope with them bobbling around the table when I set them down.

Some lefties it makes a huge difference, some of us it doesn't. I think some depends on brand, level of tolerance for a right handed world and just personal experience/preference.

I own left handed shears (several pairs as a matter of fact) but I own far more right handed ones.

Thread snips are my bane of existence. I own Gingher's version and UGH. They suuuuck. (Purely as a left handed comment.)

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Date: 12/3/13 5:11 AM

I got Fiskers and Gingher for my lefty daughter. The Fiskers is useful for cutting interfacings, stabilizers, fleeces, polys- anything you want ti protect the higher end Gingher from cutting.

I got my appliqué (right handed) from
Nancys and they cut like butter. If the leftys are the same company, you should be set.

I tried Kais after many rave PR reviews- the handles fit comfortably but they aren't weighted correctly to my taste and cutting is awkward for some reason.

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Date: 12/3/13 9:02 AM

I'm left handed & I think the Kai scissors that say 'true left hand' are fabulous. I think Kai scissors are fabulous period. They don't have a left handed duck bill. Havel scissors does have a left handed duck bill. I have a pair & they aren't as sharp as Kai or Gingher but they aren't bad. http://www.havelssewing.com/

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Date: 12/3/13 1:01 PM

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I'm left handed & I think the Kai scissors that say 'true left hand' are fabulous. I think Kai scissors are fabulous period. They don't have a left handed duck bill.

I do think you should first figure out whether or not you need the 'true' left handed scissors or not.

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Date: 12/3/13 5:53 PM

I'm not a lefty, but LOVE Kai scissors, so there's another vote to try them out! Good luck!

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