~Seam-Fix Seam Ripper – Notion Review~
When you get your first sewing machine, there is one sewing notion which is essential, a seam ripper. In fact, some machine even come with seam rippers. They are pretty simple to use. But, the one thing similar no matter the seam ripper, once you’ve ripped your stitch, you are left with lots of annoying little left over threads. The Seam-Fix seam ripper fixes the issue of all those left over annoying threads and does it right! Read below and learn more.
Who makes the Seam-Fix?
Easy, well sorta. Most items are manufactured by one company then private labeled by other companies. Think of aluminum foil, aspirin, etc. The sewing industry is no different, think stabilizers, machines and even seam rippers. The manufacturer of the Seam-Fix seam ripper is Prym Consumer USA. They own many companies, one being Dritz. Dritz specializes in sewing and crafting notions. Dritz manufactures the Seam-fix seam ripper and then private labels it for lots of companies.
Being that I have worked very hard to protect my own ideas, copyrights and trademarks, I always find it interesting as to who actually owns a “Name“. In the case of Seam-Fix, the trademark was originally registered in 2011 by a Sweden resident named Lena Wiman (see below). They own the name and logo of seam-fix and registered it in 2011. I find this fascinating and had to share.
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How are Seam-Fix sold?
These seam rippers are sold in three different sizes. Regular, about 5-1/4″ long, mini 2″ and double sided. They come in tons of different colors, pink, yellow, purple and more. It appears that some colors are reserved for certain companies who repackage and sell them.
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What makes them different from the rest?
Once the stitches have been removed with any seam ripper you are left with little annoying loose threads. This seam ripper has plastic ends which act as erasers, removing those little threads. It is like nothing you’ve ever seen.
What type of seams does it work on?
Every seam! Straight stitch, zig-zag and even serger stitches. Although there are better ways of removing serger stitches, the seam ripper seems to be the go to method.
How do you use a seam ripper?
Believe it or not there is a proper way to use a seam ripper. Here are the different parts of a seam ripper. There is the pointer, the blade and the red ball. The pointer and blade are pretty obvious as to what they do, but what about that red ball. Well, the red ball is designed to protect the fabric. Can you image if we only had the pointer and blade? A seam ripper would ruin fabric and not help fix your seam related issues. The red ball should be placed on the side of the fabric you most want to protect. Use the point to rip a few stitches and then place the ball on the side you want to protect, then just push through. You will find that using that ball to your advantage will actually remove about half the stitches. Watch the video to see it in action.
Image from Dritz website
Where to get Seam~Fix
Pretty much anywhere thread and fabric is sold. Check with your local quilt or sewing shop or big box fabric shops, Hobby Lobby or Joann’s. If you want to buy online, below I have included a few links for you to get one…or more. There are many different colors, so ask your local dealer for some of these specialty colors.
What else do I need to know?
Fun fact, a seam ripper should be replaced every six months. I like to say when you get your twice a year teeth cleaning that it is time to get your new seam ripper. Maybe it will even be the Seam-Fix.
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