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Date: 2/15/14 3:04 PM

Today I had to shorten two pair of rtw knit pants with serged hems. This requires that I removed the coverstitching since I only have to shorten one inch.
I seem to have to do an inordinate amount of seam ripping and coverstitching is the all-time worst.
Coincidentally, in my email was an offer from Nancy's Notions for Seam Ripper Clipper and The Quick Ripper.
Because I was so frustrated with my project (my hands were actually hurting from the ripping) I ordered both of these items.
Anyone used either of these? Will I be sending them back?



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Date: 2/15/14 3:23 PM

I don't own the Quick Clipper, but one of the ladies in my quilting group does. It get borrowed a whole lot when we are all sewing together! I suspect it's worth the money!

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Date: 2/15/14 4:33 PM

to rip out coverstitching you need to find the right direction to pull the lower thread (i'm not sure if they call it a looper on a cover stitch machine). it'll just pull right out, since it's like a chain stitch.

to rip out serging, you need to pull out the needle thread, and then the looper threads just come right off.

i rarely use a seam ripper to actually cut or rip, i mostly use it for pulling thread out.

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Date: 2/15/14 5:53 PM

How to remove coverstitching.

How to remove serging.

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Date: 2/15/14 5:58 PM

Linda and Elona,
Thanks SO much for your help! I suspect you've saved me hours of tedious ripping.

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Date: 2/15/14 6:12 PM

Thanks for those links! Learn something every day.

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Date: 2/15/14 6:51 PM

It looks like a hair clipper to me. I guess it would work, under the right circumstances, but I also think, under the wrong ones, it would cut or rip through fabric, 30 times faster than a standard seam ripper too.

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Date: 2/16/14 1:25 AM

I noticed the instructions to remove the serger stitching was a 3-thread stitch. I usually use a 4-thread. I suppose this means ripping out two rows of needle stitching before pulling off the looper stitches. It's still tedious!

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Date: 2/16/14 1:28 AM

We've sold a LOT of those quick rippers in the last couple weeks. Ours are actually Wahl's (just like my hair clippers!) I haven't tried them yet though. Evidently they were demonstrated at a class and they're flying off the shelf. I haven't seen that other one. We have one similar to a surgeons scalpel that I intend to get.

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