Don't let the name mislead you. These scissors are great at the sewing machine too. They cut thread authoritatively, as well as binding ends, patchwork points, and even clothesline when I'm bowling
. I suppose if I embroidered, I'd use them to cut floss too, but dainty little things they are not.
Comfort handles make these workhorse scissors even more attractive. Get one for home and one for travel.