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Thread: Have you ever broken a seam ripper?

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    Super Member Pzazz's Avatar
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    I have been sewing for almost 60 years, and have never broken a seam ripper until this week. I was using the tip to help get some corners turned right side out...something I have done countless times with never an issue. So, I was shocked when the tip just snapped...and this is a new ripper, only about 2 months old!! Methinks maybe a lemon? Yay for DH...he offered to loan me his. :)

    Patti

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    Super Member sewwhat85's Avatar
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    i did alterations for 10 years i couldnt count how many rippers i have broken

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    I went through a streak where I broke about 5 of them! So frustrating.

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    I bought several from JoAnn's when they were half price - Dritz with the pretty purple ergonomic handles - and they all broke very quickly. I wasn't doing anything weird with them either, so I suspect they were just weak. I may take them back in and see if they will replace them, but in the meantime I've switched brands.

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    Yeah, I broke two...deep pink and beige handles...but the third one is doing fine. Not sure why I bought the same one that broke twice...slow learner, maybe? Actually, it has a handle that I lik.

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    yep, been there, done that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    yep, been there, done that...
    Ditto.

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    I broke my very first seam ripper the second or third time I used it. I figured it was a "user error" but the tip on my snapped right off too. Too bad, it was my favorite - and in fact, I am still using it as the cutter part works fine and I am too cheap to buy a new one!!! I have an "ergonomic" but the tip is way too large for my taste.

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    Made in China?

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    Senior Member katz_n_kwiltz's Avatar
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    broken rippers, are you kidding? i cant count how many ive broken over the last few years, jus goes ta show, they dont make nuttin like they used to!
    katz

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