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Thread: Bad Day for the Seam ripper continues!

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    Senior Member LovinMySoldier's Avatar
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    As many of you heard I had to say good bye on Tuesday to my dear little seam ripper :(

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-104263-1.htm

    I went yesterday and bought his cousin. A sweet little pink number! Boy is she pretty. I couldn't find one exactly like my old pal so I just bought her for now! I couldn't wait to bring her home and try her out. We made it home and immediately bonded. I was so giddy. She ripped with ease. And her comfort grips were SO nice! I was in love. An instant friend. Only until she met her demise :( Yes less than ten minutes home and she gone :( Snapped like her cousin. 2 seam rippers in 2 days. The sewing fates are against me.

    I had a few comments with the last thread that I may be too dependent on my seam ripper :) Well I am! I make backpacks and diaper bags from Army uniforms. I sell them both locally and in my etsy shop! I have sold over 40. But to make a bag you must rip rip rip first! Any suggestions as to why I have broken the last 2? I have never broken one before. And now I've broken two.

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    Have you tried the kind that is like a scalpel? I bought one recently and just love it.

    Susan

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    It must be because they don't make things like they used to as my seam ripper has to be over 40 yrs. old.

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    Senior Member LovinMySoldier's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyQ
    Have you tried the kind that is like a scalpel? I bought one recently and just love it.

    Susan
    No I just ran into Joanns yesterday! I was in a hurry and my 4 year old was tired and cranky. I just bought practically the first one that I saw lol. Do you know who makes it?

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    Super Member Grama Lehr's Avatar
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    Try a Ginger seam ripper, looks like it would last forever!!

    http://www.gingher.com/catalog
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    My Janome one only lasted a few days. The LQS repaced it at no charge. Return the pink one to JoAnn's - you'll usually need the sales receipt there.

    My Elna one is 37 years old, but its't very big or very bright and gets misplaced easily. I want to try a Clover one with the big wooden handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    As many of you heard I had to say good bye on Tuesday to my dear little seam ripper :(

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-104263-1.htm

    I went yesterday and bought his cousin. A sweet little pink number! Boy is she pretty. I couldn't find one exactly like my old pal so I just bought her for now! I couldn't wait to bring her home and try her out. We made it home and immediately bonded. I was so giddy. She ripped with ease. And her comfort grips were SO nice! I was in love. An instant friend. Only until she met her demise :( Yes less than ten minutes home and she gone :( Snapped like her cousin. 2 seam rippers in 2 days. The sewing fates are against me.

    I had a few comments with the last thread that I may be too dependent on my seam ripper :) Well I am! I make backpacks and diaper bags from Army uniforms. I sell them both locally and in my etsy shop! I have sold over 40. But to make a bag you must rip rip rip first! Any suggestions as to why I have broken the last 2? I have never broken one before. And now I've broken two.
    Maybe you need a different style of seam ripper? The first snips on this page work really nice to snip on just one side of the seam and the seam ripper looks like it would rip out just about any kind of seam.

    <http://ruthiesnotions.com/rnscissors2.html>

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