How to use a Seam Ripper
How to use a Seam Ripper properly is something we were all probably taught during basic sewing training, but most likely have forgotten over the years. I know personally what happens to me is this. Stitch, stitch, stitch, listen to music, get interrupted by my daughter (yep, I just blamed by kid) and then before you know it, I have five seams that are all wrong. Not only that, I stitched them with 1.5mm stitch length AND back stitch at the beginning and end. What to do?!?
The first word that comes to mind is frustration! Now I have to remove all these perfectly stitched seams and attempted not to disturb the material. Usually at this point I am so mad at myself I forget how to properly use a seam ripper and end up spinning my wheels and take longer.
In the video below, I’m going to show you how to use the metal poker and the red ball to the best use of the seam ripper. That’s right friends, the red ball actually is there for a reason! The poker, sticky thing, tip, ripper, whatever you want to call it, is designed to get the seam started, but the red ball side actually is the one you use to complete the process.
Sew seam incorrect
Say a few choice words in your head (after all you ARE a lady)
Use the poker side to rip out a couple of stitches
Open seam a bit and flip project to opposite side
Insert red ball inside seam and hold seam FLAT
RIP, RIP, RIP!!! Red ball prevents fabric from getting cut.
*NOTE: I should warn you though with fine fabrics and loosely woven materials you might want to take it a bit slowly.
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