Remember my convertible dress project? Well, the project compounded the urgency for me to get a pair of tailor scissors and I’ve finally found it!
At first I had no idea where to go because I had never been to a shop that sells tailoring stuff in my life. Except for the one that my Mom used to go hem her curtain but it’s too tiny and uninteresting for me to go all the way to Cheras for scissors :P
So thanks goodness for Twitter! All you need to do is just ask!
So yesterday, I made my way to PJ Old Town to find Syarikat Sin Wah. It was located on the row of shoplots just next to McDonalds (imagine if you’re facing the road from Mcdonald’s, the row of shop is on your right).
When I walked into the shop, I was in awe!
Walls of buttons.
Walls of fabrics, threads & laces.
I wish I could take more pictures but I was afraid that my sniper happy behaviour would make the owners (an old couple) uncomfortable. Lets just say that my pictures are not doing the shop justice. There are so many stuff & tools for craft as well as things for making both malay & chinese weddings favours.
I even saw some faux leather fringes that I think I could work with in some future sewing projects! For a short while, I almost forgot the actual reason I was there…
I asked the aunty what sort of scissors is best for a beginner. She asked me whether I sew curtains or clothes. I said clothes. Then she said I should get something lighter for easy maneuvering although the heavier & more expensive one would last me a long time.
Heeding her advice, I got this pair of beauty:
Only cost me slightly less than RM30.
I can’t wait to go back!!!
No.64, Jalan 1/19, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, D.E, Malaysia.