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Bent-handled shears allow you to cut without lifting the fabric off the table. If you are right-handed, cut with the fabric and pattern to the left of your scissors (opposite for left-handed), so you can see the cutting lines and can use your free hand to stabilize the fabric.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|