Modern sewing scissors had their start in ancient Rome for use by clothes makers and barbers. The common sewing scissors and embroidery scissors did not become popular until the 1500’s in Europe. With the advent of decorative stitching, embroidery scissors and sewing scissors became an absolute necessity to compliment the elite’s etiu. Today, embroidery scissors have become not only a necessity but highly collectable. At Sassy2Stitch, you will find a variety of sizes, shapes and styles of sewing and embroidery scissors pictured with antique linens and laces that paved the way to the scissors we know today.