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Thread: Gingher seam ripper

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    Senior Member Prissnboot's Avatar
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    To date I've only used the traditional "U" shaped seam ripper, but am thinking of treating myself to a Gingher and upgrading my supplies one at a time. I've looked at them and since it's differently shaped than what I'm used to.....just wondering if anyone else uses it and what they think of its performance.....

    Thanks!

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    I just purchased a Gingher seam ripper like you are talking about. Haven't tried it yet though, so I'm no help. Sorry.

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    I love mine!!!

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    What is your favorite seam rippers?

    I bought one several years ago and had a light on one end at Joann's and now I can't find them anylonger. Was so cool and i will need to do a search online and see if they still make them.

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    My favorite seam ripper, is an unused seam ripper.

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    Love all my Gingher products, including the seam ripper.

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    the one I grab first when I need one

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    I use a small little seam ripper that is very sharp and is almost like a knife.

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    A single edge razor blade is all I use.

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    I like Candace's answer however I OFTEN use my "fat-handled" one. If anyone would make one with a non-shiny surface like brushed metal, I'd love it better! So hard when your task light bounces off the picker.

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    I returned the one I got. I know it's not for 'picking' seams but that's what I'm used to and I prefer it. I got a surgical type one from a shop for $4 and it has a smaller tip so it's easier. I still prefer my old fashioned one though-I can leave the top off and not worry about slicing myself up accidentally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    My favorite seam ripper, is an unused seam ripper.
    I like that. Candace! I use an Exacto knife - new blades are extremely sharp, and they have a nice, fine point. Look for one with a cover on the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    My favorite seam ripper, is an unused seam ripper.
    Me too!

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    this is what i use....I used to work in a factory making fire fighter uniforms...Very sharp points, thin blade....

    This is where you can order one...

    http://www.drillspot.com/products/39...ead_Shears?s=1

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    I usually use a rotary cutter.

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    as long as it works - I use whatever I pick up first.

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    My favorite seam ripper is a Wahl mans mustache trimmer. It unsews faster than I can sew it wrong! (AGAIN!!!)

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    I think mine is a Clover seam ripper with a brown handle and clear top. Love it! I used to work in a sweatshop where we took mens' shirt cuffs apart and shortened the sleeve length. This would take less than two minutes each (including reattaching) since we used the presser foot of the machine to hold the cuff taut and slip the seam ripper into the seam and rip the old stitches out towards you. This took practice (and nerve) but it sure worked. I realize that not all seam ripping could be done with this method. I can't remember what type of a seam ripper we used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt3311
    My favorite seam ripper is a Wahl mans mustache trimmer. It unsews faster than I can sew it wrong! (AGAIN!!!)
    I probably won't be the only one asking, how do you use that that to rip seams apart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 117becca
    this is what i use....I used to work in a factory making fire fighter uniforms...Very sharp points, thin blade....

    This is where you can order one...

    http://www.drillspot.com/products/39...ead_Shears?s=1
    This is what I use to cut apart my chain piecing. Great help for my arthritis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    My favorite seam ripper, is an unused seam ripper.
    Amen!!

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    Didn't I read just the other day that someone thought the Gingher wasn't very sharp? You might want to search the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    My favorite seam ripper, is an unused seam ripper.
    I'm with you!

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    I absolutely love mine! I have the Gingher rotary cutter too. Love 'em both! Spendy but worth the extra $$$$.

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    I love anything Gingher but hate seam rippers in general because of what they are used for. Is the Gingher different than others?

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