Whiteley’s was founded in 1760 and is now the last industrial scissor-maker in the UK and the oldest scissorsmith in the Western world. William Whiteley is a leading producer of industrial and professional scissors and shears, developing cutting solutions to match the latest materials in automotive, aerospace, and many other industries. Each scissor produced by the company is still hand-made, assembled, and tested by craftsmen, using the skill and techniques honed and handed down over centuries.
Made in Sheffield
Classic Sewing Shears 8 inch
Our 8″ Classic Sewing Shears are hot-forged from carbon steel, handmade by craftsmen using traditional techniques in Sheffield, England.
Branded with our Wilkinson trademark, paying homage to Thomas Wilkinson & Sons whom we incorporated in 1875.
Our sidebent shears are world famous and used by professionals due to their unrivalled quality and craftsmanship. They offer precision cutting for all types of fabric used in dressmaking, sewing and tailoring. Our Classic sidebents feature two knife edge blades meaning they are super sharp for cleanly cutting a wide range of fabrics, from cotton, jersey, linen and many more. The term ‘sidebent’ refers to the shape of the scissor; the handle that is bent upright allows the shears to cut flat along a table, therefore not disturbing any fabric you are cutting, allowing you to cut easily in a straight and accurate line.
A slightly smaller size, perfect for those with small to medium sized hands or who struggle to lift heavy scissors, they provide the same precise cutting as a larger pair of shears. Unsure about which size is right for you? Head to our blog section and read all about our advice with ‘Scissors by hand size‘.
A design perfected by us for centuries, they really are tools for life. The striking glossy black handles are hand painted for durability, comfort and their striking design.
They will arrive packaged in our signature William Whiteley presentation box with bespoke foam and are also available with bespoke laser engraving creating a truly special and unique gift.
IDEAL FOR CUTTING:
- many more fabrics
Product length: 21.5cm / 8.5in
Length of cut: 9cm / 3.5in
Product weight: 188g / 6.6oz