S&R Sharpening is proud to service many of the quilting guilds in the Pinellas County. We love to interact with our sewing community, and hear the stories of all the scissors and tools that have been passed down from generation to generation. We feel honored that we are trusted to sharpen these items, and in some cases bring these items back to life and in proper working order.


If you are a member of a sewing group or guild, we would love to hear from you, or if sewing has been a passion for you, we can make your items as sharp as the day you got them, so you can concentrate on creating without any distractions.


Sewing scissors consist of a pair of metal blades pivoted so that the sharpened edges slide against each other when the handles (bows) opposite to the pivot are closed. Scissors are used for cutting various thin materials, such as paper, cardboard, metal foil, thin plastic, cloth, rope, and wire.


Pinking shears are scissors, the blades of which are saw-toothed instead of straight. They leave a zigzag pattern instead of a straight edge. Pinking shears have a utilitarian function for cutting woven cloth. Cloth edges that are unfinished will easily fray, the weave becoming undone and threads pulling out easily.


Thread Nips, sometimes called nippers, or snips.These small tools can be used for snipping threads yarns and multiple layers of fabric in sewing crafts and needle arts.