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Tips & Techniques > Picking out little threads left after ripping out a seam

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Posted on: 2/24/04 8:12 AM
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I don't know about the rest of you - but - there are a few times (hehehe) that I have a rip out a seam. Then I'm left with all those little threads that need to be picked out. The easiest and fastest way that I use is to take a piece of masking tape and press it down over the threads. Then, when I pull the tape up most of the threads come with it. Sometimes, because of the many threads, I may do this two or three times - but - it is still faster than me trying to pick them out.


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Cloud9 said... (7/15/05 1:34 AM) Reply
Mary, this idea sounds so simple. what a time saver this will be. Another great use for tape in the sewing room--as indespensible as needles and tread.
Miss Fairchild said... (11/4/04 7:24 AM) Reply
Thank goodness someone has found a way to do this! I've been using tweezers for years, and "Arthur" is telling me I can't use them anymore.
Miss Fairchild said... (11/4/04 7:24 AM) Reply
Thank goodness someone has found a way to do this! I've been using tweezers for years, and "Arthur" is telling me I can use them anymore.
alyssa said... (2/25/04 8:15 PM) Reply
Very true, I've been using the same method for years
lhstitcher said... (2/24/04 3:18 PM) Reply
Mary, I do this too, sure saves on tired eyes and fingers!
carol eileen said... (2/24/04 11:07 AM) Reply
lint rollers work great too, the type with masking tape on a cylinder. I also use it one my ironing board and fabric as kitty likes to be near and its just easier than constantly chasing her away.
els said... (2/24/04 9:31 AM) Reply
I use that too I do too using magic scotch tape,works great.
 
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