Today, I wanted to share with you a few super simple ways to sharpen those tools of yours!
Most scissors, rotary cutters, pins and needles get dull over time from use.
They can easily be sharpened with a few items you probably already have sitting around the house.
My number one go to is Foil. Yep! Aluminum foil that you have sitting in a drawer in your kitchen.
I know I always have this on hand so I go to it first.
All you have to do is take a large piece of foil and fold it numerous times.
Then get to cutting!
Test your scissors on a scrap piece of fabric as you go to see if you need to sharpen them a little more.
This is perfect for all types of scissors.
This is excellent for Pinking Shears because really, how else are you going to sharpen those crazy, toothy blades?
And is great for rotary cutters as well!
Here are two types of pin cushions you can create to help with that problem.
Just run your pins and needles through the cushion a few times to sharpen them.
Just don’t store the n the cushion! The steel wool will rust your pins.
Another option is to created an Emery Pincushion using emery powder. This one you can use to store your needles and pins.And here is one last tip. It isn’t for sharpening but just a cool tip to help get those pins in and out of fabric a little easier.
Don’t have any more stubborn pins by slipping them into a bar of soap for a little lubricant.
Here are a few pin cushion ideas you can make to create one of these sharpening pin cushions for yourself.
See you next month with all new tips!