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Thread: Seam Rippers

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    I also use the surgical steel blade. I use my small rotary cutter quite a bit also. My new favorite thing is the beard trimmer. I bought one for $19 and like a gal said, you have to hold one side of the fabric up while you shave the thread, but it works so fast. Then I use my lint brush to pick up all my thread.
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    after this thread I headed out to jaonnes- they had/have a 50% off quilting Notions (NOT sewing notions) so grabbed a few more seam rippers.. different clover brand-the white flat chunker handle.. and i forgot what other ones..

    Hopefully they wont get lost like the other 2 doz have when i need them..

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    I don't like the seam rippers known as seam rippers. I have a surgical scissores that I use that works very well, it has a sharp point and makes it easy to get under the stitches, once I get it started, I cut and pull and continue on the same, it works very well. I also like my stilletto to guide the fabric under the needle, especially if I should need to ease the fabric into the area I am working on. It's my 2 favorite tools.

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    I like the Clover, and looked it up and saw it got 5 star ratings.
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    My favorite is the Fons & Porter red and white seam ripper. I have bought about 5 of them, and can usually only find 3 at any given time...So many of you like the Clover seam rippers I may have to buy one of those, too. I do love Clover products, so I'm sure I'll like it. The one which came with my Babylock works well, too, but I prefer the fat handled ones.

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    I believe that I read on this board that the package of "eyebrow razors (3)" found at Dollar Tree worked great for ripping seams. I'm a believer. The handle will break if you pull with it rather than cutting. I'm forever looking for my ripper and this solves that problem with numbers (3) and you can't beat the price.







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    Have you ever tried an electric beard trimmer? It works amazingly well and does not ruin your fabric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    I use the Clover pictured in Jan's post. It's the most comfortable fit I've found. I hate the rippers that come with sewing machines - the one with the cap. If you don't put the cap on the other end of the handle, the handle is too short to hold, and if you do put the cap on the handle it will eventually pop off in your hand while you're ripping. What a PITA. The Clover is a good length and width and the business end is sharp and pointy enough to get stubborn small 60wt threads out. As much as you can "enjoy" a seam ripper - I like this one.

    If I have to rip an extra long seam though - like a long border (I shudder to think about it again), I'll use a razor blade. (When I learned to sew as a kid my seam ripper WAS a razor blade). You hold the fabric in your left hand (if you are right handed) with one piece in between my first and second finger (each finger on either side), and the other piece of fabric held in between my thumb on one side pressed against my ring and little finger. I can then hold the two pieces of fabric separated and "pull" them apart while I slice through the stitches with my razor blade and "walk" my fingers down the fabric. I've even known people to hold one piece of fabric with their toes and the other with their left hand and razor blade down the fabric with their right hand.
    Me, too! Sometimes I use my rotary cutter as a razor blade.
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    I like the $1.00 ones at Walmart best. I splurged in one with the light and magnifying glass and it doesn't cut butter !

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    I like the white handles clover. But, I was disassembling some wool coats and I found the easiest tool was one of my DH's super sharp pointy tipped pocket knives. Cut those heavy threads like butta'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    I like the Gingher one and now you can buy refills so that will be great.
    Me too. You just have to be careful with them. Love it.
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    For small projects, I use the white handled Clover, but for most of my ripping I use the 18mm rotary cutter (although I have been known to use whatever size is handy). I prefer the rotary cutter because it is so much quicker.
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    My choice too!
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