The scissors that I prefer to use are 5″ Knife Edge and the 4″ Embroidery available from The School of Making.
I recommend that you test every scissor before purchasing. Each pair sits differently in your hand and a good pair of scissors should last a lifetime. Our local fabric store carries the entire Gingher range which is great as you can test the individual pairs to see what fits best to your way of working.
For larger cutting projects, everyone in our office uses the Fiskars Soft Touch scissors which you can find in most every fabric store or in our online store.
These scissors have stood the test of time in our office and continue delivering excellent performance without tiring the hand like conventional scissors:
Use your old sewing scissors for paper scissors when you replace them with the Fiskars Soft Touch scissors (above) for cutting garments.
Craft knives are readily available in every community; support your local merchants.