Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tuesday Tip #4 - The ABSOLUTE BEST Way to Rip Out Stitches

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When I first learned to sew, I quickly learned the need to "unsew." I was self taught, and it wasn't pretty. I'd yank and pull on the fabric, sometimes accidentally gouging the fabric with the seam ripper. It was ugly.

Then I learned the absolute BEST way to use a seam ripper. As a result, my fabric is left pretty and undamaged. And it is super fast with minimal work.

  • STEP 1
First, use the seam ripper to cut every 3 to 4 stitches on just one side.
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  • STEP 2
Next, lightly pull apart the two fabrics. 
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It comes apart so easily!
BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Tuesday Tip, How to Rip Out Stitches, Quilting Hack

  • STEP 3
One fabric will have those small pieces of thread you cut. 
BUT--The other fabric will have one solid piece of thread.
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Pull out that ONE long piece of thread.
BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Tuesday Tip, How to Rip Out Stitches, Quilting Hack



  • STEP 4
Ta-Da! You have spent an itty-bitty amount of time to undo your mistake. Your fabric hasn't been pulled and distorted out of shape. And it is SO easy peasy!


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