It's easy to decide on a desired tool when you sew or you have experience with sewing tools. If you are buying a gift for someone who sews and you don't sew, the task is a bit more challenging. The cutting tools that are listed here are all products that your about.com sewing guide suggests and has first hand experience using. Purchase a gift or tools for yourself with confidence with the knowledge that they are recommended by their past performance.
This rotary cutter features a dual-action safety lock that locks the blade open for comfort and closed for safety. It is designed for both right- and left-handed users with an ergonomic handle design. The most versatile of all the rotary cutters. Perfect for general quilting, sewing and craft projects. Also accommodates the wave and pinking blades for decorative edging. Uses replacement blades RB45-1, RB45-5, RB45-10, PIB45-1, WAB45-1 and SCB45-1.
There are many "kits" out there but this set honestly has the essentials you need to start rotary cutting. This basic rotary cutting set by Fiskars includes 45mm rotary cutter, 18" x 24" cutting mat and 6'' x 24'' clear acrylic ruler. A great gift for anyone who loves using free online patterns or quilting.
This rotary cutting kit includes a 12"x 18" Dura-Heal Mat, 3"x 18" Omnigrid Ruler, and 45mm Rotary cutter. This is a great gift for someone who is interested in small cutting projects, wants a small set for traveling to classes or has limited space for cutting.
If you're shopping for shears that have that "last forever" feeling and look, these fit that description. The knife edge lends these shears the capability of cutting through multiple layers of fabric with ease and also permits the user to resharpen the shears with a sharpening stone when they begin to dull. Gold-plated handles give these classic dressmaker's shears a new, elegant look.
Cut 'n Press is a cut on one side and press on the other product. The solid hardboard backing is covered with a cushioned padded surface. The 100% preshrunk cotton surface features a handy 1" grid. Cutting surface is weather safe will not warp crack or peel. Hard surface for superior mat durability and extended blade life. This is a great tool for taking to many sewing classes.