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Thread: I bought the Gingher seam ripper today but...

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    Super Member gale's Avatar
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    when I tried to rip out a practice seam my stitches were too small for the end of the ripper to fit underneat. Are my stitches too small maybe? I think it's 2.2 and I have a Janome 6600. It's the default and I never changed it. Or am I doing it wrong?

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    I have tossed out a couple of seam rippers that were way too big to use. I know my stitches weren't too small I am not sure why they make them so wide and bulky?

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    This one got rave reviews here a while back so that's why I got it. They were 50% off at Joann's today. I rip quite a few seams so I needed something better.

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    That happens. And you can stretch fabric if you are not gentle.

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    We had a speaker at our guild that said she used the cheapy eyebrown trimmers that are two for a dollar at dollar stores. my friend and I have tried them, and they are great. The idea is like using a razor blade, but these little things have a handle and are not dangerous. Put a little tension on your seam, pulling it apart and then use the eyebrown trimmer like a razor blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilrain
    We had a speaker at our guild that said she used the cheapy eyebrown trimmers that are two for a dollar at dollar stores. my friend and I have tried them, and they are great. The idea is like using a razor blade, but these little things have a handle and are not dangerous. Put a little tension on your seam, pulling it apart and then use the eyebrown trimmer like a razor blade.
    If I do use a seam ripper I use a Clover brand

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    I shouldn't admit it, but I have always used a small rotary cutter. I saw the tip about the eyebrow shaper/trimmer on a video and now I use it because people panic when I use the rotary cutter.

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    I usually use my Clover seam ripper or the one that come with the sewing
    machine. The Clover has a a nicer handle. I use an even smaller stitch
    length - 1.8 on my Janome 6600. I find it easier if I turn the seam ripper on
    the side rather than straight down...the blade is flat against the fabric
    instead of perpendicular. See what I mean? And I unstitch every two or
    three stitches then pull the thread on the other side. It's very easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilrain
    Quote Originally Posted by Lilrain
    We had a speaker at our guild that said she used the cheapy eyebrown trimmers that are two for a dollar at dollar stores. my friend and I have tried them, and they are great. The idea is like using a razor blade, but these little things have a handle and are not dangerous. Put a little tension on your seam, pulling it apart and then use the eyebrown trimmer like a razor blade.
    If I do use a seam ripper I use a Clover brand
    And my favorite is the red and cream FONS AND PORTER. I enjoy ripping seams with it.

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    OK where are all the people who loved the Gingher. lol. If it doesn't work out for me I'll return it. It was half price but that still makes it $12.50.

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