|Mundial Snips these are my originals from design school. |
A little rusty but still do a great job.
|Clover thread snips|
The next pair of scissors you should have in your tool box as a beginner sewer is a pair of thread clippers. The above Mundial pair measures 4 1/2", I have had mine since design school, over 10 years now. These are fantastic for getting really close to the seam and cutting the little tail of thread left. These scissors also go by the name of nippers. Clover also has a pair called Snips, these have no finger holder. I own both pairs and like both of them.
|My Fiskar Shears.|
|From woodedhamlet.com a pair of 19th century repros merchantandmills.com|
And lastly, embroidery scissors. This pair I purchased from Sublime Stitching. Love that they are pink, that's what sold me. These are great as snippers but also quite useful for of course trimming your embroidery threads. I also carry them in my knitting bag since they came with this cute green case.
And remember, don't run with scissors!