When I started sewing, my mum lent me her pinking scissors – pictured above. Sheesh, I really should buy a pair of my own and give these back. I still love using them, though.
One of the great things about the sewing learning curve is finding out about new seam finishes. The first time I did a French seam I was bowled over by how neat it was and how clever I felt myself to be. Since then, I’ve also bought an overlocker – one whizz through that baby and a seam finish is indestructible. I’ve even taught myself to enclose seams when working with silk organza.
But I still truly believe that a pinked seam is an absolutely valid seam finish. How do we identify home made items in vintage and charity shops? By the pinked seams. Don’t they make your heart melt? Aren’t they still valiantly doing the job they were meant to do?
What about you? Would you still happily pink a seam? Are you still pinking seams? Are you still learning about seam finishes? My one gripe with pinking scissors is that they’re stiff – which for a left-hander can be a real challenge. Maybe I need to buy a left-handed pair…
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