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Kai 5220L: 8 1/2-inch Lefty Dressmaking Shears


Product Description

This is the KAI 5220L - 8 1/2" Left-Handed Scissor.  Left-handers love the feel of these scissors. Ergonomic grips allow for easy cutting without discomfort to your thumb. 

This is the best fabric scissor made for left handed users.  Large handle grip and standard blade length.  This differs from the True Left scissors, in that the blades are not reversed, but is made to fit comfortably in your left hand. (A right handed scissor with a left handed grip for fatigue-free cutting!)

Please Note the difference between a 5210L True Left-Handed vs the 5220L:

The 5210L is a genuine left-handed scissor with left-handed blades - and will not work correctly for a left-handed person that is used to working with right-handed scissors - as they will actually be pulling the blades away from each other - preventing the cutting action from taking place properly. This will give the effect that the scissors are dull as they will fold the fabric.

The 5220L is a left-handled scissor (the handles themselves fit in the left hand) with right handed blades. These scissors have been designed to work for a left-handed person who has learned to cut with right-handed scissors.


Free shipping for orders in the USA. Additional shipping fee for international orders.

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  1. left handed shears 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 24th 2021

    I have been hunting for left handed dressmaking shears with a right handed blade for years! The left hand blade just felt so backward and uncomfortable. These are excellent! Very sharp and easy to cut with. And what a great price. Highly recommended.

  2. Love them! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 27th 2021

    I got these after trying true left-handed scissors and finding out that I had never learned to cut correctly with my left hand, and I can't use left handed scissors without re-learning how to cut. These are just perfect if you need to relieve hand fatigue from all those terrible right-handed scissors and can't use true lefties!

  3. Razor sharp 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 23rd 2021

    Great gift for a leftie who loves to sew.

  4. Pure Heaven 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 1st 2021

    What a joy to use, so comfortable,so sharp and they are the perfect weight. So nice in your hand, Frankly, I never knew of them until I heard them mentioned on a you tube sewing video and looked them up. I will buy a set soon. Thanks so much. Love them.

  5. The difference is remarkable 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Dec 15th 2020

    How I wish I had discovered these scissors decades ago. For the first time in my long life I can use scissors with the same comfort enjoyed by the right handed majority. Plus the quality is excellent.

  6. Awesome Leftie Scissors 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 16th 2020

    As a leftie, it’s hard to find a good pair of scissors.These scissors cut so smoothly and feel comfortable in my hand. Highly recommend!

  7. The best lefty shears if you learned with righty shears 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Sep 21st 2020

    I have been using righty scissors with my dominant left hand for 50 years. As you might imagine, in that time I'm used to the configuration of the blades by now. Every other left-hand shears I've bought (and since thrown away) had blades that were configured differently from righty shears. So when I used them, my cuts were always one blade thickness apart from the line. It was infuriating! But recently I learned about these shears, which have a left-handed grip but right-handed blade configuration. And when I used them, I discovered that they are brilliantly sharp, comfortable to use, and, best of all, configured the way I'm used to. THANK YOU!

  8. Sharp, comfortable 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 6th 2020

    Very comfortable to hold for long periods of time. Doesn't cramp my hand. Super sharp, cutting fabric feels like cutting through nothing

  9. Kai Lefty shears are the BEST 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 15th 2020

    I have always been a Fiskars customer as far back as I can remember. Being left handed has made my sewing scissors even more important to me. In the past couple years Fiskars changed their left handed scissors design. I called to complain (literally I cannot even cut paper with them) the response was unacceptable. I did some research and discovered Kai. I was skeptical, I tried them reluctantly, and LOVE them! I did expect the worst but am a convert. Sharp, precise, comfortable, lightweight, and affordable.

  10. Fantastic 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 1st 2020

    Great scissor at a great price. These stay so sharp and their lighter weight makes them easy to use. Kai scissors are becoming the "go to" scissors in my sewing, quilting and embroidery groups.

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