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.
- STEP 2
Next, lightly pull apart the two fabrics.
It comes apart so easily!
- STEP 3
One fabric will have those small pieces of thread you cut.
BUT--The other fabric will have one solid piece of thread.
Pull out that ONE long piece of thread.
- 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!