It's so important to have the right tool for the job. I've seen so many of my sewing students get frustrated because the sewing machine they're using doesn't work well or the pair of scissors they're using doesn't cut. I recently listened to my own advice and bought myself a pair of Kai scissors. I didn't take this purchase lightly- I tested out all of their models and chose the 9'' Professional Shears. They felt good in my hand and I liked the weight. The first project I used them on was a double-sided coat made out of bonded wool and micro-fleece. My old scissors barely cut through the heavy fabric, but with my Kai scissors it was like cutting through butter.
I LOVE my new scissors! The only thing I regret is not buying these years ago. What was I thinking? I'm feeling inspired to make something out of silk chiffon because I know cutting it will be so easy.
Because I liked my 9'' shears so much I just got the Kai Needle Craft Scissors (So sharp! Great for clipping curves and snipping tiny details) and the thread clips since I'm so tired of searching for a pair of scissors next to my sewing machine. I love them since you barely have to look at them- just grab and snip. Nothing like having the right tool for the job!