I bought these in addition to my machine orde, as a tool to finish the seams with. They are a study addition to my starter toolkit and I’m really pleased with the feel and operation of them. They’re of high quality, the zig-zag blades have a nice crisp bite and have been crafted with quality and longevity in mind. The handles make the grip easy, opening them back up after a cut is easy, and the thumb and finger slots are formed with ergonomics firmly in mind. In practical terms, their cut prevents my fabric-edges fraying wildly after completing a run on the machine - that and I am too new to sewing to be getting going with buying an overlocker just now. That will come in time. But for now, these have already save my bacon on a some denim hemming, and a cotton hemmed sleeve starter projects, and the results are a real highlight. It’s got me thinking.. maybe I could cut out all straight edges in patterns with these after leaving slightly larger seam-allowances to save having to do it later. For now, I am a happy customer and SingerOutlet.co.uk were fab from taking my order to getting these delivered. Highly recommend both SingerOutlet and the Fiskars pinking shears.