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Empowering vs. enabling
I tossed my dull seam ripper!
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Date: 7/26/13 1:51 PM

And so can you. After following the thread about dull seam rippers I decided my old dull ones still had some life in them and that I could keep them for some reason. Wrong! I picked one up to do the simplest seam ripping task - lifting a long basting seam enough to grab and pull and it was completely useless. To the garbage with you!

Very liberating. Thanks PR friends!

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Date: 7/26/13 4:23 PM

Good for you!
I am not about to start sharpening my seam ripper either. Into the garbage it will go when it's time.

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Subject: seam rippers Date: 7/26/13 5:12 PM

Keeping them would have been a lesson in frustration, it sounds like.

I recently bought this seam-ripper set; just used it for the first time the other day. I like it! NAYY, just pretty happy with my new tool. My only complaint is that the nice holder case doesn't want to stay flat for me. Not a big problem, really.

Edit - meant to point out that the blade is replaceable, so no sharpening required.

-- Edited on 7/26/13 5:13 PM --

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Date: 7/26/13 5:43 PM

I have that one to but I like the clover
Seam rippers the best

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Date: 7/26/13 7:55 PM

I hardly ever use seam rippers. I like the Gingher embroidery scissors better for ripping. I do have a special seam ripper my 15 year old grandson made me on a wood lay.

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Date: 7/26/13 8:55 PM

The only dull seam ripper I have is the one I had in my eighth grade sewing class--it's a clear Singer, if you can imagine! It graces my sewing box and every time I pull it out, I think of my wonderful teacher.

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Date: 7/27/13 0:54 AM

For regular seam rippers, I can throw out and replace, but for these I inherited from Grandmother, I can't find a replacement!


The razor blade and 'rhinoceros horn' are really, really handy. The closest I've been able to find are the surgical seam rippers. Anyone seen these before or know where I can get them nowadays?

Thanks,

Lisa, in Alabama
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Date: 7/27/13 0:54 AM

I have the surgical seam ripper with replaceable blades now - but have three others that probably need tossing!
The surgical seam ripper took a little getting use to, but I really like it now - sharp little bugger!

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