|I just had a big ripping job to do, which I accomplished with one of those scalpel-type thread rippers. But it left a huge mess on the fabric, which even the adhesive tape-type lint roller didn't pick up, mainly because much of the thread was still anchored in the fabric. Picking the thread out by hand was a pain, and slow, and my fingers just weren't doing that good a job anyway. Using a clean eraser (in this case, one of those retractable erasers called a Clic Eraser), I rubbed my way down the seam, pulling up threads all along. Then the lint remover picked up all the loose threads. I imagine one of the stubby Pink Pearl erasers would work, and maybe dishwashing gloves would also do the trick--at any rate, something that has "grip" is going to work way better than your fingers!