Can I take embroidery scissors on a plane?

Scissors that are less than 4 inches long, like nail scissors, are generally allowed as carry-on Luggage by security officers. They are Always allowed when taking in your checked luggage.

Our tip: bring a nail cutter rather then scissors in your hand luggage. We never get questions asked and they are perfectly sharp enough to cut embroidery floss.

But since the final decision rests with the agent, just be aware that they can confiscate it.