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Duckbill Applique Scissors by Klasses

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"They Laughed when I Tried these weird scissors,
But when they saw what I could do with them..."



If you're looking at these Duck-bill Scissors, chances are...

  • You are learning to make handbags, and some for class.
  • You do a variety of projects, and often need to trim carefully in tricky areas.
  • You're sick & tired of accidentally snipping a bit too far  - there's got to be an easier way!

You're Not Alone. Ask anyone who deals with tirmming off in intricate areas.

There is NOTHING more frustrating than accidentally snipping into the wrong places!


Whether you're making hand bags, clothes, applique or working with lace, there are times when you need to reduce bulk at the seams, cut away background fabric, or trimseam allwances before turning, it is easy to accidentally snip into the "good" part of your project....

That means you have to start ALL OVER again. Aaaaarghhhhh!!!!!


"You can probably see why these are sometimes called Pelican-bill scissors..... they are incredibly useful for appliqu� and grading seams.

The wide bill of the scissors slides along the layer(s) below and holds it down so it doesn't get snipped.

Plus, everytime you look in your scissor drawer you can giggle a little since they're so funny looking."

- Kim, "The Misadventures of Mub"



What would it be like to NEVER have to struggle with cumbersome shears in delicate places...

And NO more Oooops from accidental cuts and rips, Ever Again?

Often the hard part is to come up with exactly the right tool, for the right job, at the right price. Of course, there is no doubt that in order to create beautiful things, you need to practice.....

But the first step in creating professional finishing is having the right tools.


The Secret Weapon of accident-free trimming is a pair of Duckbill Scissors!


The funny shape blade make a big difference - take a look!



Here's a little bit of insider information...

Having worked for a decade or so behind the scene in the clothing industry, I was formally trained as a Fashion Designer - and later spent 10 years teaching others the joy of sewing. I like to share insider tricks, and I believe in doing things properly.


Now, let me share a little confession...

I am a recent convert - having never hear of these scissors before.

I discoved these scissors when attending an awesome bag making workshop (by Nicole Mallalieu, of "You Sew Girl!" fame, and the Hand Bag Queen herself).

You see, to make hand bags properly - so that you end up with a "handmade" bag rather than a "home made" bag (quoting Nicole Mallalieu herself) - you need to use multiple layers of GOOD interfacing.

Of course, this creates bulk in the seams - which means you will have lumpy seams that are hard to sew and  and even harder on the eyes. Oh no.

That means you really have no choice but to trim the interfacing layers away, but leaving the outer fabric layer intact so you have some seam allowance to work with.....


Sounds fiddly? I thought so myself.

Nicole handed me a pair of funny looking scissors.

They felt surprisingly heavy, and sharp. The silly looking "beak" protected the area you want to keep, while keeping the sharp blade precisely in the area you intend to trim. The rest was history.

I realised how easy it was with the right scissors - and how difficult it would be if you use the wrong scissors. Now I know I will never look back.....

Because I got myself a pair of Duckbill Scissors!



Did you say "Duckbill"...??!!

Why the funny shape?



Also referred to as "Pelican Scissors" or "Applique Scissors", they were originally made for rug workers.

You see, the duck bill (or pelican bill, if you like) part is flat so the rug workers could cut the loops of the rug evenly. The bend makes the blade slip right along the edge where they cutting the piles.




So how do these duckbill scissors help me with my sewing projects?


Glad you asked :-)

These specially designed paddle-shaped blade pushes away the bottom layer of fabric, embroidery backing, or interfacing by providing a clear cutting path.

The "duckbill" part of the scissors keeps (and protects) the lower layer of fabric away from the upper to allow close cutting with precision and control - that means you will happily trim bits away without any worries!

Also, the offset handle creates a comfortable hand position above your work surface, and its unique angle allows easy access to hard-to-reach areas.

I was amazed at how comfortable these scissors are, and how quickly I got used to them!


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Now, take a close look at these scissors.....

  • Made of solid stainless steel - they are easy to clean and designed to last!
  • Speacially made Knife Edge blades to cut layers of fabric through like butter. No kidding.
  • Ergononic handles and decent, finger-friendly finger holes, these scissors are 14.5 cm (or 5 3/4" inch) - made for real crafter's hands!
  • Made in Italy by skilled artisans, enjoy effortless cutting with specially forged knife edge blades.
Being a savvy crafter, you know how important it is to get the most out of your tools.



Cleaning & Care

To keep your scissors in top condition, a bit of common sense and regular cleaning is all it takes.

  • Clean the blades regularly with a soft cloth with some white spirit.
  • Apply a drop of sewing machine oil to the joint from time to time and wipe off any excess.
  • Take care not to cut pins or metal objects.
  • Do not allow glue or sticky substance to be left on blades - this inhibit the cutting action.
  • Always store scissors in clean, dry place.
  • For best results, do not use these for cutting paper - mark them for fabric cutting only.




What are these duckbill scissors good for?


  • When making handbags, use them to reduce bulk by trimming layers of interfacing away within your seams - and you won't accidentally snip into the wrong parts!
  • Need matching pipings? Make your own. Cut your bias strips wider than you need, then trim away the excess after you've enclosed the piping cord. Easy.
  • Cut out applique shapes before fusing or needle-turning - having such sharp blades makes the job easy and painless - no matter how many small bits you need!
  • When working with lace for lingerie etc, use them to trim away background fabric to reveal the lace effect without damaging your delicate (and expensive) lace
  • Love machine embroidery but HATE removing stabilizers and loose threads? Give these pelican scissors a go - they will snip away ONLY what you DON'T want.


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*Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left): craftstylish, modern domestic, sewiquilt, obsessively stitching*



What the pelican scissors do is protecting the layer of fabric you are NOT cutting, while providing a sharp cutting edge with ergonomically designed handles - that means less hand-fatigue, no annoying accidents - and a professional finish!

You will end up using these scissors for everything (I did).... because you can now get all the fiddly bits trimmed up - quickly and easily - then simply enjoy stress-free sewing!



What else can I do with these scissors?

See what a fellow sewist gets up to with her duckbill scissors:



"I use them for almost everything. They're perfect for cutting shapes, cut-away and mole applique and for those sad moments when you need to cut mats out of your cat's fur.

Momo thinks it's a dreadful idea, but then again, he doesn't want to be brushed either.

Joking aside, and the cat trim is not a joke, they're perfect for cutting an edge you need to stitch around.

The closer you can cut the edge, the tighter and neater your stitched edging around it will be."

- Ellen Anne Eddy, "Practical Thread Magic"





The response for discovering the Duckbill Scissors has been phenomenal.

Here is what other people are saying about it:



"I do a lot of machine applique and have struggled endlessly with wisps and tufts at the cut edge. This tool is essential for clean clear beautiful edges.

Don't wait like I did, buy it now - it will change your life!"


- Rose, a Happy Customer







"I purchased these scissors for a project I was doing with a reverse applique.

They worked great and cut through the knit fabric with no problem at all and they weren't too heavy in my hand, which was a big plus.

They were very comfortable to use once I got the hang of the odd shape. I would recommend these scissors if you do appliques, for sure."

- Belinda, a Happy Customer





"I've done all forms of needle crafts all my life but have never owned applique scissors until these.

Now I wish I'd discovered them years ago.

Trimming goes much quicker and there's no worry of "accidentally" cutting into a design or background if used properly, letting the large blade be your shield and guide, making them useful for any close trimming, not just applique."

-  Liz, a Happy Customer





Keen to try them for yourself?

Simply Add to Cart To Get Yours Now!





Grab yours now and you can experience:
  • Trim tricky areas like a pro - Done Quickly & Easily.
  • Save Time and Get your project done - already!
  • Do it Right in the first place - so you can Avoid headaches :-)
  • A sense of achievement , because you've solved your own problem.
  • No more frustration - just your finished project and satisfaction!
  • Be proud and tell everyone: "I made this!"


So the Only Question is:
Should you get just ONE pair for yourself,
or Grab a Second pair for a friend?




Simply  Click The Add To Cart Button To Get Yours Now!




Easy Returns - 60 Days Money Back

Still Not Sure? That's Okay.

We understand. Because sometimes it's hard to know if you really want something, right?

Especially when shopping online!

That's why we provide 60 Day Money Back Easy Returns* to support you.

Because we know sewing - but You Know Best :-)


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Your purchase from us comes with our 60-Day Easy Returns option!*

In the unlikely event if it doesn't work for you in any way, simply contact us. You have sixty (60) days to try things out.

There's no rush. Take your time.


Beacuse we want you to have plenty of time to feel absolutely certain that you're enjoying what you've chosen!

If you're not 100% happy - simply let us know and return the item in brand new condition, including all original packaging intact.

We will send you a full refund (excluding postage) promptly and courteously - No Worries!


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Just so we can get your item to you ASAP, we ask that you complete payment within 5 working days from committing to buy.

Please let us know by email if you would like to make other arrangements, such as waiting to purchasing other items for combined postage or waiting for pay day.


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IMPORTANT: Because your order is processed promptly once funds are cleared, there won’t be time to make changes to shipping details, So When You Complete Checkout please help us by double checking we have the following:

  • Correct Physical Address. Most of the time PO Box is fine, though we may ask you for a physical address if we end up using a courier instead of Aust Post.
  • Phone Number for the delivery driver.
  • Any Special Delivery Instructions.

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How long will it take to receive my order?

All fully paid orders placed by 5pm Monday to Thursday will be processed overnight and ready to send by our warehouse - normally the next day or following business day.

Orders placed on Friday and Weekends will be processed on Sunday night - because our warehouse operates Monday to Friday except Public Holidays.

Once it leaves our warehouse, the actual time frame is up to the delivery services. This can vary depending on your location and road conditions.

Any delivery time estimates shown are estimates only - so please use it as a guide line.

You'll receive a few email updates from our system as your order progresses, so please stay tuned on these!



secure paymentHow will my order be sent?

We use a dispatch system that works out the most efficient way to send your order.

This way the postage works out fair and reasonable, and your parcel reaches you quickly as well - because we know you can't wait!
 
 
That means your parcel may reach you by either Courier or Aust Post.

In general, larger items tend to be delivered by couriers, while small items tend to go by Aust Post.



How is my postage calculated?

Great question.

Depending on weight and dimension, some times we are able to do Flat Rate across Australia, so the postage is the same no matter where you are.

Other times we use the Built-in Calculated system provided by Aust Post, and your postage is calculated based on YOUR location.



Can I get it delivered to my P.O. Box?

Depends on the item (and its dimensions), because Aust Post have size restrictions and couriers are NOT allowed to deliver to a P.O. Box.

Please check with us when in doubt.

If you have nominated a P.O. box, and the item is within Aust Post size, then it will go by Aust Post. Most of the time, this is the case.

When your item is too big, or being sent directly from our supplier, then we need you to provide a physical address so we can send a courier.



Can I get my order sent to a different delivery address? 

Your sure can!

When you check out, you can choose to ship your order to your billing address or a different address.

Simply choose the second option, and then fill in the shipping address of where you want you parcel sent.

Please double check we have Your Correct Address so your order can find its way to you!




What if courier services are not available in my area?

Some locations are outside of courier services....

In these cases we CAN arrange for your order to be deliverd to your local post office.

But please provide us with a street address (street number & name) - even if it is the only Post Office in town - as if it is an office address.

A phone number would help too - this will avoid delays.



What if I need my order urgently?

No worries, we will do our best. Just let us know.

Please give us as much notice as possible - especially for special occasions like birthdays!

In most cases, we CAN arrange an upgrade from Regular Post to Express Post for a little extra.

Please contact us first so we can update your invoice to show the correct amount.



Do you offer combine shipping?
I want to order more than one item...


Sure! Please "Add to Cart" for all the items you want and let the system work it out for you.

If you're unsure, let us know. A quick message is all we need.
 
 
This way we can double check the postage for you. Simple!




Can I pick up my order?

No. Sorry - unless you're picking up furniture directly from our supplier.

Because most of our items are located in a commercial warehouse - with NO public acess.

There is no shop front - because that's how we can pass on the savings to you!



Some useful things you might want to know:
 
    • Combined Shipping - We are happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases based on the combined weight and dimensions of your items, so add what you like to cart as you go, and check out our shop to see what else you like... you never know what you might find!
       
    • All items we sell are Stored in a Clean and Smoke Free Environment so You can Rest Asured they will be In Top Condition when they arrive at your place.
       
    • Packaging & Sending - All your items will be packed well and we do everything we can to make sure you package arrives safely. In the unlikely event something does go wrong with your package, please contact us via email. We do our best to resolve any concerns.
       
    • Prompt Shipping - Your package will be sent to you promptly once payment is cleared. In most cases it will be dispatched the next business day.
       
    • Packaging Materials - We endeavour to support "green policies" and recycle clean packaging materials whenever possible. Brand names on packaging material may not necessarily match the content.
 
 
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The Courier Needs Your Phone Number


When you're completing check-out please make sure your best day time phone number is included - because the courier requires a phone number.

Generally they may never ring you -  and they tend to just turn up anyway. But their office needs to have your phone number on file for "just-in-case".

If you have any special delivery instructions, please let us know.

It is best to providing these details by sending us a quick message - this means your parcel will be dispatched to you faster.



 
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Why Shop With Us?

Because we're here for you.
and your sewing needs.


Sew Much Easier is founded by a sewists, for fellow sewist :-)

We're a surprisingly small team that put a great deal of thoughts into what we do and how we do it. We stock only a handful of curated sewing goodies - each one carefully hand picked and tested ourselves.

Everything we stock only make it to our online store if we absolutlely LOVE them - for our own sewing. Because we're only interested in handing over what YOU would be happy with.



Hi, I'm Shelley.


I confess that I'm a fabric addict. And I love nothing more than geeking out over the ins-and-outs of sewing machines - and all the bits that come with it. Presser feet are my specialty :-)

I've been sharing my passion of sewing all my life - with a career in fashion design and patchwork teaching - and now I serve fellow sewist everywhere by delivering sewing goodies to your door. And that's only the beginning.

Long after your first purchase - whether it's a sewing machine, dressmakers dummy, or some bobbins - we'll be there to celebrate your joy in the simple act of making something by hand.

Simply drop us a line and...

we'll be there whenever you need help. Any time.





xoxox


P.S.  I know you're a savvy shooper. And you understand the value of Buy Well, Buy Once.

Because you want to be 100% confident in the quality of your purchase, so that you can be 100% confident in your sewing!

That's Why...

I'd like to make sure You are 100% Happy - so take your time, take a couple of months - get to know your sewing goodies from us.

And in case you change your mind - No Worries. Because shopping online should be stress-free!

Give it a Go Today. You'll be glad you did. So, Go Ahead!


P.P.S.
  Join Thousands of Happy Sewists Australia-wide, and be part of our caring creative community. Contact me (Shelley) any time for technical advice or anything sewing related.

Stay in touch - I'm here for you :-)


Last but Not Least...

When you've made something with goodies from us...
Remember to send me a photo.

Because I'd LOVE to see Your Work!




Got a Question?


Contact UsWhere Are We?

While Melbourne is our home, most of our goodies are kept in a commercial warehouse in Sydney. They aren't open to the public and there's NO shop front.

That means for most items...
We are Not Able to Offer Pick Up. 

Instead we provide fast & low cost delivery to your door :-)

The Only Exception is for Furniture - pick up can be arranged from the supplier directly.



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