My “good” sewing shears are Ginghers, and I love them. I recently got them sharpened for the first time. They’d needed it for months. I researched sharpening services in my town, and it appeared that most if not all were mobile services that would come to your house. Some had locations where they regularly set up shop, like farmer’s markets or salons. I asked my hair stylist how much it cost, and she said about $20. Her scissors were high-end professional ones, though, running about $200 each.
Since mine were only $20-30 from one of Jo-Ann Fabrics’ frequent half-off sales, I thought it would be silly to spend that much on sharpening, but I also felt it was wasteful to buy another pair. Then I got a newsletter from one of my local fabric shops, Ginger’s Needlearts and Framing, announcing that their sharpening guy was making his biannual visit. Bingo! I dropped them off one day, they were ready the next, and it was only $7.
I had completely forgotten that Gingher has their own sharpening and repair service (for their products only), for a flat fee of $7.50 and a 3-4 week turnaround. Now I’ll know for the next time.
What kind of scissors do you have? How do you like them? Have you ever gotten them sharpened? By whom? How much was it? Or do you do it yourself?