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Thread: Seam ripper help!!

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    Seam ripper help!!

    My seam rippers (all of them) are dull, they all have been with me for a long long time. I am ready to buy a good one (I will have to buy more than one) I read that the Fons and Porter one is great, is there any other seam ripper that you can recommend? Thanks!!!
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    I have one that has a wooden handle and a small curved blade. Wow, best seam ripper I ever had.

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    I like the white Cover with the bigger handle. I rip pockets off blue jeans and the other seam rippers just snap and break on me.

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    I know several people who actually use embroidery scissors. They say the point is smaller and gets into the stitch better and makes it easier to cut. Haven't tried it myself but am seriously thinking about it.

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    i wouldn't know how to go about buying the ones i like... they cam with my sewing machines. they are much sharper than the few i have purchased.
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    I LOVE my seam ripper. It is the one with the surgical blade.

    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...hole+cutter.do

    I change the blade once in a while. I haven't found anything that I like better. And it was confirmed how much better it is that the 'regular' ones - I had to take out a very LONG seam on a gathered skirt for a princess dress. The real issue was that one fabric was satin and the color was sheer. I had perfect control and did not cut the fabric instead of the thread on any of it.
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    I couldn't pull up the page on Nancy's Notions, but the seam ripper with the surgical blade is fantastic! It is super sharp! You barely have to touch the thread and it tears apart. Nothing like it at all. I bought a man's beard shaver for $11 and it works so well that I use it mostly, but the surgical blade is superb! There are two kinds out there, one is crappy, don't get it. It is from Gingher. Believe it or not, it is dull. It's the other one. You can get it at www.ihaveanotion.com.
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    Nancy i agree with you. Those are the best.
    yes,im buying a new seam ripper, it came with a sewing machine.

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    Ones that came with my brother machines are the best, super sharp, love them

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    I use scapels. #11. They are disposable, cheap, and very sharp

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