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Thread: I sharpened my seam ripper

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    Junior Member gigigray032447's Avatar
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    About three years ago I bought an ergonomic seam ripper than I love. Because it's made differently than other rippers, I was able to sharpen the blade this am on my knife steel, and it worked great. I am so excited that I don't have to buy a new seam ripper because mine was dull.

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    :thumbup:

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    What a terrific idea, never thought of sharpening my seam ripper.

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    Interesting. Can you tell which seam ripper you bought?
    I've heard they can also be sharpened a bit with 0000 sand paper and rubbing it in one direction on one side then the other

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    I have one that's really dull. I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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    Wow! What a relief! I thought I was going to read a cautionary tale of an injury. Great idea and I'm glad it's working well again.

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    I get attached to my seam rippers too. I hate having to buy new ones. Thanks for this great idea!

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    Actually it's a curved blade seam ripper. I found this information out as I was searching for the kind I own
    http://store.quilting-warehouse.com/085215.html
    And I have loved it since the day I bought it.

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    This is good to know, thank you :D:D:D

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    This is great information. I am going to have to try and sharpen mine.

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    ive always wondered if i could use a dremel and sharpen mine.. Never had the guts to try..

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was glad to find out that I can sharpen my favorite and the finest blade seam ripper I have. The newer ones I bought are so thick that they don't get under the small stiiches (like FMQ) that I need to remove for wandering where they weren't supposed to.

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    thanks for the info, always looking for a good seam ripper!

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    I've wondered about using the blade kind of seam ripper but don't really understand...do you hold the seam open and run the blade between the fabrics? Afraid I'd slice the fabric!

    I usually unpick every few stitches and then pull out the thread on the other side.

    Do you think emery sandpaper would sharpen the "old" kind?

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    thanks for the information

    Quote Originally Posted by gigigray032447
    Actually it's a curved blade seam ripper. I found this information out as I was searching for the kind I own
    http://store.quilting-warehouse.com/085215.html
    And I have loved it since the day I bought it.

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