Member since 9/8/12
Date: 3/7/14 2:52 PM
I have been cutting interfacing with an old pair of scissors seeing as I don't want to dull my Fiskars or Gingher (sp?)Scissors.
I cut the interfacing separately. I would save a lot of time if I could put the interfacing under the fabric and cut it all the same time. Am I just making more work for myself.
I hate using my old scissors, but I use it to cut tracing paper or the tissue patterns before I use my good scissors or rotary cutter.
My Personal Blog: kathysthreads.wordpress.com
My sewing dream: Make a really great fitting pair of pants!
|j Renee Design
Member since 7/26/10
1 member likes this.
Date: 3/7/14 3:32 PM
I consider interfacing as fabric and use my good scissors or rotary cutter.
Sewing, Knitting, Living: http://www.sometimessewist.wordpress.com
2013 - Bought: 181, Used: 96, Stashed: 85
2014 - Carryover: 85, Bought: 98 1/8, Used: 126 3/8, Stashed: 57 3/4
Member since 1/13/13
2 members like this.
Date: 3/7/14 5:38 PM
I cut garment interfacing with my good scissors/rotary cutter. However, for heavier stuff (like for bags) I use my "paper" scissors.
SM: Janome DC2013, Singer S16, Singer Futura Quintet
Serger: Janome Magnolia 7034D
Coverstitch: Singer 14T968DC
Member since 4/20/08
Date: 3/7/14 5:56 PM
I use my "good" scissors to cut interfacing too...having said that, I have often wondered if the adhesive on the fusible interfacing could dull the scissors. So far, my Fiskars are still cutting fine
Member since 10/1/03
1 member likes this.
Date: 3/7/14 6:06 PM
Everything you cut will dull the scissors to some degree. Fabric much less than paper.
Interfacing is a broad range between the two. I agree with dmh that the heavier stuff is worse (the thick stuff w/ the heat barrier is probably the worst!), but the really light interfacing is probably easier on your scissors than canvas, duck, or other home dec fabrics.
When I can (straight lines or cardboard "patterns" to cut around), I use my rotary cutter for interfacing, because those blades just get replaced.