So, I am firmly team rotary cutter. I own a pair of fabric scissors and I always think ‘oooh I’ll try this out’ but immediately go back to rotary cutters. It’s just sooo much quicker.
In fact, I am so team rotary cutter that I even sometimes cut paper patterns out with them… it’s naughty, but I just can’t stand how long it takes to cut with normal scissors! The only problem is the blades go blunt so quickly, and replacement blades are pricey.
Anyway I remembered that a long time ago, way before I even got a rotary cutter, I read somewhere that cutting some aluminum foil with your rotary cutter actually sharpens the blade.
And you know what, it works! Well… temporarily anyway. I found that it worked as a quick fix, but the blades would come back duller than ever. I don’t really know why it works, nor do I have any theories, but if anyone wants to temporarily sharpen a rotary blade to tide them over before buying a replacement, try this out?
In social shenanigan related news, I am now a part of the Sewcialist’s Firehose which is a loooong aggregated feed of Sewcialist blog posts. And as far as I know, if you sew and you use social media, you are a Sewcialist, so check go check it out. I’ve found some pretty great new blogs there already.