Feb 23, 2012 10:35 AM
We're not the best seamstresses (so far we're stuck on our current obsession of making maxi skirts) but one thing we do know is that having a great pair of scissors makes sewing a dream. Anything by Gingher is guaranteed to be awesome. These Gingher Dressmaker's Shears ($30) offer super sharp eight-inch blades, balanced weight for easy handling, and a sleek, visually pleasing design. We love them because they don't catch or pull on sheer fabrics, they can cut through the thickest materials with ease, and they feel good in the hand. If you only buy one pair of scissors, let these be them.