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Electric stitch ripper for embroidery- worth it?

Old 06-07-2022, 06:31 PM
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Default Electric stitch ripper for embroidery- worth it?

I just saw an ad for an electric seam ripper that shaves off the underside of your embroidery, and lifts stitches on the right side off- this is the claim. Has anyone used one of these to correct mistakes? Does it work well? It looks like a beard trimmer….
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Old 06-08-2022, 04:23 AM
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I think I should try a beard trimmer! That may work just as well...I purchased one from Nancy's Notions quite some years ago. Sounded like a great thing to have. I used it to remove applique stitching, but the stitching was so tight it wouldn't work until I took a seam ripper to it, very carefully cut through the threads and then used the seam ripper. Gave it to my daughter. Then I had seen The Quick Ripper (The ultimate seam ripper) ad from www.jmichellewatts.com. so I ordered one and had the same results. But for embroidery work if the stitching isn't as tight as it is on applique, it might work.
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Old 06-08-2022, 01:55 PM
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I just pop the bobbin threads on the under-side with a seam ripper. Pull out stitches with a pair of tweezers on the front.
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Old 06-09-2022, 03:31 AM
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Not worth the money, I had one, more trouble than it's worth, didn't do a good job and I still had to pick out stitches. I was also afraid I'd shave off too much and cut the fabric.
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Old 06-09-2022, 06:39 AM
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I have found that any savings in the ripping is used up in plucking all the tiny cut off threads out.

I do have an electric seam ripper - that works just like a mini beard trimmer. Don't know if what you are referring to is like that, but it didn't work near like I was hoping and I haven't used it in a couple of years now. So far I've never had a significant amount of embroidery stitching I needed to remove. My machine has so many sensors it has always stopped before I've got a big mess.
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Old 06-09-2022, 04:13 PM
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I have 2 Peggy's stitch erasers, one my son gifted for Mothers day a few years ago and one I purchased from ebay. I use them quite often and actually have used to unrip large seams as well, ie taking apart shirts etc to reuse fabric. There is another less expensive one than the Peggy's stitch eraser, but a battery operated beard trimmer works too.
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