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Posted on: 7/13/09 9:23 AM
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small seam rippers are nice to use in small areas, but I find them a bit harder to control, as they also have smaller handles. I have taken a small seam ripper and mounted it into a wooden dowel. Find a piece of dowel that you find comfortable, drill a hole in the end that will fit the seam ripper and glue it into the hole. If you want to drill a smaller hole, just remove the original handle from the seam ripper. I've also seen polymer clay used to create larger handles for items such as crochet hooks, so I'd think it would also work for seam rippers.

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Patzee said... (7/14/09 0:45 AM) Reply
A polymer clay handle would be a snap to make. Thanks!
dollieo said... (7/13/09 5:23 PM) Reply
That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
ryansmumAria said... (7/13/09 5:02 PM) Reply
This is great to know if they are a problem for you - I will pass this along to my students. Thanks. I haven't noticed them being difficult to manuever but I can see how they could be for others. Thanks for sharing this great idea - who knew!
 
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