Guess What?! It's Tuesday and you know what that means!! :D
We all LOOOOVVEEE our seam ripper, right? *ducks for cover*...hahaha! Ok, so maybe not love it, but it does save us from catastrophes sometimes! Today's tidbit is about how I rip my seams. Um...no... I don't mean the seams in my pants either! =P
First off...grab that fabric that needs to be fixed, meaning the pieces you have to rip. Get Jack too. Who's Jack? Jack The Ripper of course!! ;)
Next, you will hold your fabric flat between your fingers and put Jack to work! Start by taking the sharp tip and sliding it under the second stitch from the left. (If you are a lefty, I assume you would start from your right side). Repeat this for every third or fourth stitch until you reach the end of what you need to rip out. How close together you clip your threads will depend on how loose or tight your stitches are, but this is a nice guide to start with.
**Note: I know this photo does not show me starting at the left hand side, but I wanted to get a shot of how Jack should situate himself for you.**
Once Jack has completed his task for you, your seam should look a bit like this...
Here comes the fun part!! Flip over your piece, and with Jack's help, pull up the thread from the end you started ripping from, just to get a hold of that thread. Now pull gently. It should come up in one long thread for you!!
Then just separate your pieces and your seam is gone, baby, gone! :)
The downside to this is picking out all those tiny thread bits, but the upside is that your fabric will be MUCH less likely to distort and stretch doing it this way!!
It kinda makes you wanna go rip a seam, doesn't it? LOL!
I hope you found this helpful!! Remember, if you have a tidbit of your own, Email me and I'll feature it here! :)