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« on: May 08, 2007 10:29:59 PM »

Is there a seam ripper out there that doesn't get dull after use? I have ripped seams out of several pairs of jeans and now all 3 of my seam rippers are dull and one even broke  Sad   Yes they are cheap enough but if there is one out there that won't go dull I need it. I am on a blue jean rag quilt roll. And now I have to wait to rip more seams until I can run to the local Walmart,

« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007 11:56:57 AM »

I never have a seam ripper long enough for that to happen!  My cat steals them.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007 11:59:47 AM »

Mine's been through me and my mom, and still works great. I don't know what brand it is though Sad

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2007 02:25:13 PM »

I would find a sewing/fabric store in your area-the people who work there will probably be able to recommend and/or sell you one that they prefer.  I have cheap-o one from Wal-Mart, but it was crummy from Day 1.  I'm tempted to shell out a couple of bucks for one and see if it's not at least decent.   Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2007 03:05:40 PM »

This weekend I may have to run down to my local quilt shop and see what I can find. A seam ripper is a must have when ripping jeans apart for stuff. All I could find at Walmart was cheap ones so I bought 3 to hold me over until I can hopefully find a better one.

« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007 10:58:45 AM »

If you do happen to find a great one, let us know!!
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2007 07:25:49 PM »

This is just an idea and I've never tried it but could you maybe "sharpen" one with tin foil? Like when you cut through tin foil a bunch of times with your scissors  Huh Go ahead and laugh if its a stupid idea  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2007 07:36:41 PM »

I've had some of mine go dull.  I have a mid priced one and it really didn't impress me, it broke within a week.  I would think one by Olfa or Gingher, if they make them... would make a big difference.

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2007 07:27:41 PM »

I had a fabulous one that came with my Janome sewing machine. I don't know if they sell them seperatly or not (I lost mine and have been very sad since Sad )
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2007 11:26:18 AM »

ive been looking for the same thing. i know that clover makes a seam ripper and ive been happy with the  other sewing accessories that i have used in that brand. as soon as  i buy one and use it ill post here
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