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Old 03-22-2012, 04:06 AM
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I need to remove embroidery stitches and was told to buy a Gingher burling tool that is no longer available. I checked ebay. Does anyone know of something else that I could use?
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:10 AM
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I just use my seam ripper. You need to be careful, but it works.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:25 AM
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i've not done it, but have read that some use an electric hair clippers to shave off the back stitches. then the front stitches just pull off.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:52 AM
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Peggy's Stitch Eraser
It looks like a trimmer but the blades are different
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:56 AM
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The stitch eraser works great, if you're in a rush the seam ripper used where you can easily get under the stitches is good too. It's best to cut on the back, but if you are only removing part of an embroidery you may need to do some work on the top as well due to overlap. You wouldn't want to cut the wrong bobbin threads and remove the wrong top color.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:34 AM
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There is a thing called "peggy's stitch eraser" which is basically a wahl mustache trimmer. I owned a commercial embroidery business for 15 years and this was the best inventment I ever made. Using a seam ripper you run the risk of cutting the garment, I had a girl that used a razer blade - she knew how to use it but at times she put a hole in things also. You can also go on the back side of the embroidery and clip the bobbin thread and pull it out then pull the front stitches out.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:50 AM
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I have used a big type shaver on the back carefully--done in seconds! But be careful not to cut the backing.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:39 PM
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I use the Wahl trimmer, the little shaver that removes pills from sweaters, a seam ripper,tweesers and
lots of patience.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:02 PM
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nancysnotions.com has things that look like hair clippers that remove embroidery stitches
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:58 PM
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I use a single edge razor blade and very carefully shave off the backing stitches. The front stitches just lift off with the help of a tweezer to grab the tiny stitches.
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