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Posted on: 6/26/05 10:14 AM
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I like to have multiple seam rippers and small scissors (for snipping threads) scattered around when I sew. When I'm working on a project, I have one set next to my machine, one set on the ironing board, one set out on my work table, and one set in the bathroom where I check fitting. You get the idea. These aren't expensive items, so it doesn't take a big investment, but it sure saves the frustration of not having these simple, useful tools within arm's reach when you need them.

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said... (4/30/06 2:49 PM) Reply
Love your idea, just like my dollar store glasses that I have all over the house, I will now include seam rippers! Thanks
said... (4/30/06 2:47 PM) Reply
Love your idea, just like my dollar store glasses that I have all over the house, I will not include seam rippers! Thanks
Cathy Loves Fabric said... (6/27/05 10:34 PM) Reply
I have lost so many that, at this moment, they are strung around my neck on a string!!
Mandolin82 said... (6/27/05 9:35 PM) Reply
Yes, yes, yes! I do this too. Actually I have duplicates of even more (fabric marking pencils, shears - expensive I know, rulers, pin holders).
purpleseamstress said... (6/26/05 11:14 PM) Reply
great tip. Inexpensive, but what a time saver. I'm constantly hunting. Plan to stock up soon.
BeckyW said... (6/26/05 11:11 PM) Reply
Good idea! I should do that. I have often thought that I wish I had some of those little chains like they chain down pens at the bank to keep me from walking off with my seam ripper and little sissors!
Tiner W said... (6/26/05 9:42 PM) Reply
Yea...I have 3 seam rippers, and do you think I can ever find one when I need it? I try to keep one upstairs in the sewing area, one downstairs where I do handsewing, and the other just appears from time to time! Good tip!
sosoatsewing said... (6/26/05 6:51 PM) Reply
I misplace things all the time when I sew, so I have duplicates too!
esmer said... (6/26/05 4:27 PM) Reply
I get it and will do it too. Thank you for such a wonderful tip!
 
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