The Great Seam Ripper Controversy! Seam Ripper Why the Little Ball? & Why not a battery operated one?

The Final video in the this Great Seam Ripper series is by Pam Damour of the Decorating Diva.  She shares some pretty nice uses for this tool. First she uses it to rip out a seam on her piping when matching the ends. She also shows us beginning at the 0.35 minute mark and the 1.22 minute mark, in the video, what the little red ball on the end is for. She is one clever lady and knows how to use this tool to its full potential. Please listen to Pam visit her site.

Watch the Video Below to see How a Seam Ripper Can Really Work!


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362 Responses to “The Great Seam Ripper Controversy! Seam Ripper Why the Little Ball? & Why not a battery operated one?”

  1. Sarah S. Cureton

    Nov 13. 2014

    Sewing for 60 years and didn’t know that about the red ball. Thank a million.

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    • Brenda

      Apr 07. 2015

      Me either & I’ve been sewing for at least that long too.

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    • Barbara J

      Apr 19. 2015

      Have to agree, been sewing for 60 plus years and was just shown this two weeks ago. Sure makes ripping things out much faster.

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    • Charlie

      Jun 10. 2015

      That’s wonderful! Why didn’t I think of it myself? lol

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  2. Laurie Miles Jones

    Nov 13. 2014

    The 3rd video was great didn’t know.that. thanks

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  3. Barbara Fultz

    Nov 13. 2014

    Before I read the explanation. I think it is to keep from poking hole in fabric.

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  4. Teresa Mitchell

    Nov 13. 2014

    I keep a seam ripper for deveining shrimp works great!

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    • Brenda

      Apr 07. 2015

      What a great idea. Never would have thought of that. Sure going to try it .

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      • keepnuinstitchesquilting

        Apr 07. 2015

        Brenda,
        Thank You for the comments.
        Keeping U N Stitches Quilting

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  5. Nancy Johnson

    Nov 13. 2014

    I do it like video one all my life but I will start doing it like video 3!

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  6. Carole Coffin Roberts

    Nov 14. 2014

    Once I saw video 3 I remembered that I used to do it that way but somewhere along the way forgot. Thanks for the reminder.

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  7. Barbara K. Lamb

    Nov 14. 2014

    After sewing all these years, it’s nice to learn something new. Never too old to learn.

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  8. Barbara K. Lamb

    Nov 14. 2014

    Me, too! 🙂

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  9. Vivian Kuntz Schnick

    Feb 13. 2015

    I use that little red ball quite often. I must confess it took me a long time to figure out how to use it.

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  10. Kathy Krelis

    Feb 13. 2015

    My mom taught me that 40+ years ago!

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  11. Sherry Grafton

    Feb 13. 2015

    I give up what is it for ?

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    • keepnuinstitchesquilting

      Feb 14. 2015

      It’s shown in the last video 3. It’s there to protect from cutting your fabric as you slice between a seam.

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  12. Bea Farris

    Feb 13. 2015

    When I click on the see video it takes me to a place where I can look at online gambling. What’s that all about.

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  13. Arlene Davis Roberts

    Feb 13. 2015

    Well tell us what its for. I cant find out.

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    • keepnuinstitchesquilting

      Feb 14. 2015

      It’s shown in the last video 3. It’s there to protect from cutting your fabric as you slice between a seam.

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  14. Darla Martin

    Feb 13. 2015

    Thanks for sharing

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  15. Susan Barkley

    Feb 13. 2015

    Great videos. Seam ripper is the first thing you should master if you are going to sew!

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  16. Phyllis Bianchi

    Feb 13. 2015

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  17. Tracy J Windsor

    Feb 13. 2015

    She doesn’t explain why the red ball to the inside! It’s to protect the fabric from ripping!!! 🙂

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  18. Louise Cox

    Feb 13. 2015

    This is my most used tool!

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  19. Janet Mobley Goodnite

    Feb 13. 2015

    I have had lots of practice using seam rippers.

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  20. Vickie Teaff Hays

    Feb 13. 2015

    Used mine today

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  21. I think it is called a “ripe off” 🙁 takes me to sign up for publishers clearing house…

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    • keepnuinstitchesquilting

      Feb 14. 2015

      Thanks for letting us know the links to the videos were not very clear where to click next page. We made some changes so we hope it now gets you to the videos. Click on the large green Next Page >> and it should take you the video. You may have to scroll down to find the video. Thanks Again for taking the time to let us know it wasn’t working for you.

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  22. Diane Broomall

    Feb 13. 2015

    No, click on the word next

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  23. sharla

    Feb 14. 2015

    When I click on to watch the video first it takes me to a gambling site then I t dry y again and it takes me to watch other videos. None of which are about the seam ripper

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    • keepnuinstitchesquilting

      Feb 14. 2015

      I think I fixed the problem. Thank You for taking the time to point out it wasn’t working for you.

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  24. Lisa Nelson Bowman

    Feb 14. 2015

    Louise Cox, what is it used for?

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  25. Nancy Chaffee Parker

    Feb 14. 2015

    Abbey ThomasBeth ‘Parker’ Robinett

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  26. Don’t click on the picture, click on the title, ” The Great Seam Ripper …….”. The new page comes up and if you look down the page a little bit there is is “Click to watch Video 1 and then after that video you can click on watch video 2 and then 3.

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  27. Barbara Shaw

    Feb 14. 2015

    Place red ball down and seam ripper point on top. Ball allows the seam to open for a cleaner ripped seam. IT just flows as oppose to picking a stitch at a time. Third video is the one to watch..

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  28. Carol Williams

    Feb 14. 2015

    This is a spam post!!! Don’t waste your time

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  29. Sue Moritz

    Feb 14. 2015

    Your links are all messed up. I cannot link to the seam ripper video. After trying 5 times all I get connected to is Kelly Bluebook, Expedia, Sitecat and Infolinks and a variety of other crap. Thanks for nothing.

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    • keepnuinstitchesquilting

      Feb 14. 2015

      Hi, Sorry for the confusion. I think I fixed it and Thank You for letting us know it wasn’t working. Click on the Large Green NEXT PAGE and it should take you to the videos.

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      • leslie

        Apr 23. 2015

        Hi, Wondering if you know how to get one of those seam rippers she has in the video? Seems to work like magic. Thanks

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  30. Annette Nielsen Ladle

    Feb 14. 2015

    You have to go to watch video and then keep clicking until you get to the 3rd one

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  31. Explanation of the ball end is on the last video. The first two videos are worthless but the last one is awesome.

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  32. Leslie Krabill

    Feb 14. 2015

    I work in a wiring harness factory and we use seam rippers to take off the braiding on a harness that might need a repair.

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  33. I get to Kelly Blue Book, REALLY????

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    • keepnuinstitchesquilting

      Feb 14. 2015

      I made some changes. I hope it helps. And Thanks for taking the time to let us know it was messed up.

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  34. Catherine Hudson

    Feb 14. 2015

    I saw all 3 videos. When reading the little intro it stated to click in a certain place (next page). I knew what the ball was for but wanted to make sure I was correct as I figured it out about 45 years ago. Yep! I was correct!!

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  35. Becky Macom

    Feb 14. 2015

    gee it doesn’t take me to the place about the zipper ripper I am taken to the kelly blue book ??????

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    • keepnuinstitchesquilting

      Feb 14. 2015

      Sorry for the confusion. See if the changes I made Helps.

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  36. Mary Ledbetter

    Feb 14. 2015

    Yeah, whatever thou sewest that shall also rip

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  37. keepnuinstitchesquilting says:
    “Sorry for the confusion. See if the changes I made Helps.”
    From: http://www.keepnuinstitchesquilting.com/the-great-seam-ripper-controversy-just-how-do-you-use-a-seam-ripper/#comment-9330

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  38. keepnuinstitchesquilting says:
    “I made some changes. I hope it helps. And Thanks for taking the time to let us know it was messed up.”
    From: http://www.keepnuinstitchesquilting.com/the-great-seam-ripper-controversy-just-how-do-you-use-a-seam-ripper/#comment-9334

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  39. Sue Moritz says:
    “Your links are all messed up. I cannot link to the seam ripper video. After trying 5 times all I get connected to is Kelly Bluebook, Expedia, Sitecat and Infolinks and a variety of other crap. Thanks for nothing.”
    From: http://www.keepnuinstitchesquilting.com/the-great-seam-ripper-controversy-just-how-do-you-use-a-seam-ripper/#comment-9320

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  40. keepnuinstitchesquilting says:
    “Hi, Sorry for the confusion. I think I fixed it and Thank You for letting us know it wasn’t working. Click on the Large Green NEXT PAGE and it should take you to the videos.”
    From: http://www.keepnuinstitchesquilting.com/the-great-seam-ripper-controversy-just-how-do-you-use-a-seam-ripper/#comment-9336

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  41. sharla says:
    “When I click on to watch the video first it takes me to a gambling site then I t dry y again and it takes me to watch other videos. None of which are about the seam ripper”
    From: http://www.keepnuinstitchesquilting.com/the-great-seam-ripper-controversy-just-how-do-you-use-a-seam-ripper/#comment-9312

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  42. keepnuinstitchesquilting says:
    “I think I fixed the problem. Thank You for taking the time to point out it wasn’t working for you.”
    From: http://www.keepnuinstitchesquilting.com/the-great-seam-ripper-controversy-just-how-do-you-use-a-seam-ripper/#comment-9339

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  43. keepnuinstitchesquilting says:
    “Thanks for letting us know the links to the videos were not very clear where to click next page. We made some changes so we hope it now gets you to the videos. Click on the large green Next Page >> and it should take you the video. You may have to scroll down to find the video. Thanks Again for taking the time to let us know it wasn’t working for you.”
    From: http://www.keepnuinstitchesquilting.com/the-great-seam-ripper-controversy-just-how-do-you-use-a-seam-ripper/#comment-9344

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  44. keepnuinstitchesquilting says:
    “It’s shown in the last video 3. It’s there to protect from cutting your fabric as you slice between a seam.”
    From: http://www.keepnuinstitchesquilting.com/the-great-seam-ripper-controversy-just-how-do-you-use-a-seam-ripper/#comment-9357

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  45. keepnuinstitchesquilting says:
    “It’s shown in the last video 3. It’s there to protect from cutting your fabric as you slice between a seam.”
    From: http://www.keepnuinstitchesquilting.com/the-great-seam-ripper-controversy-just-how-do-you-use-a-seam-ripper/#comment-9359

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  46. Jackie Boehm

    Feb 14. 2015

    Guilty. Still have mine from 30 yrs. ago. YUP Need a new one. 🙂

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  47. Diann Paarmann

    Feb 14. 2015

    All these years–I could have beenusing that little red ball! Who knew???!!

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  48. Hamna Atif

    Feb 14. 2015

    exactly, its really something a sewer really dont know?

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  49. Hamna Atif

    Feb 14. 2015

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  50. Pat Marzi

    Feb 14. 2015

    I did not know that!! Watch it!

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  51. Christine Kamprath

    Feb 14. 2015

    FYI Alison!

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  52. Barbara McGahee

    Feb 14. 2015

    Will watch

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  53. Linda Laird

    Feb 14. 2015

    DO NOT GO TO THIS WEB PAGE!!!!! I tried yesterday and got a virus on my computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  54. Linda Laird

    Feb 14. 2015

    I got a virus on my computer when I clicked!!!!! It’s a scam!

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  55. Nancy Alexander

    Feb 14. 2015

    Well do ya Nanetta Cook Trulock, Tanya N Derrick Moon?

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  56. Cherree Cox Collis

    Feb 14. 2015

    never did find videos… too many ads!

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  57. Yes

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  58. Donna Buzalsky

    Feb 14. 2015

    Impossible to get to the videos! Why can’t it be a simple and clear way to just click on it and there you are? It’s tricky and you end up somewhere else!

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  59. Donna Duke

    Feb 14. 2015

    I was able to watch all 3 videos.

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  60. I actually did know that bit of info about the li’l red ball. Used it many,m may times too.

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  61. Ruth Lloyd

    Feb 14. 2015

    It’s not a scam. Go down to the” red sentence” and click on the “green next page” It’s right there.

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  62. Ruby Vanhoozer

    Feb 14. 2015

    i didnt see the red ball ripper

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  63. i never knew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  64. Char Owens

    Feb 15. 2015

    Love the brass seem riper. Where can I get one? Can a seem riper be sharpened or does it go into the circular file and purchase a new one? Never knew what the red ball was for.

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    • keepnuinstitchesquilting

      Feb 15. 2015

      I’ve seen some specialty sharpening tools for small serrated knives that might work. We haven’t tried it, but it should work. This might work not only on the curved cutting part but the point as well. Try Copying the link at the end of this message into the address bar on your browser hit enter and see if you like it. Sharpens knives and if you’re really good or desparate it might help scissors? http://lansky.com/index.php/products/multi-shaprener/

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  65. Michelle Watson

    Feb 15. 2015

    I am not happy you got a virus but I am glad you are warning others. It looks like they all had a lot of problems with the link. I am so glad I did not click on it and especially glad after I saw your comment.

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  66. Pat Chuber

    Feb 15. 2015

    and to make it faster ripping…………

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  67. Rita Paxton

    Feb 15. 2015

    To keep it from cutting the fabric underneath

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  68. Beverly Hagan Freeman

    Feb 15. 2015

    I had no clue what the red ball was for until I watched this and I’ve been sewing for 50 years!!!

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  69. Delores Clower

    Feb 15. 2015

    Have several

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  70. Sue blankenship

    Feb 15. 2015

    Where can I buy the brass seam ripper.

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  71. Janet Carter

    Feb 15. 2015

    I know Bea, mine takes me to Kelly BlueBook site.

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  72. Marcia L Dupree

    Feb 15. 2015

    Thanks did not know about short end

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  73. Char Owens says:
    “Love the brass seem riper. Where can I get one? Can a seem riper be sharpened or does it go into the circular file and purchase a new one? Never knew what the red ball was for.”
    From: http://www.keepnuinstitchesquilting.com/the-great-seam-ripper-controversy-just-how-do-you-use-a-seam-ripper/#comment-9379

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    • marsha hurley

      Mar 22. 2015

      Loved learning about the red ball but it also mentioned in the beginning about why not using battery operated. I didn’t see any mention of why not would really like to know.I have one and use it sometimes but mostly my good old seam ripper lol.

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      • keepnuinstitchesquilting

        Mar 24. 2015

        Hi Marsha,
        The why not use an electric seam ripper, was not a cautionary statement it was a heck yea why not use one! Sorry for the confusion. As far as I can tell there is no reason not to use an electric seam ripper. They work great especially for removing embroidery. I am attaching a couple videos on the electric seam ripper. Hope this helps!
        https://youtu.be/z4dJfEPylYE
        https://youtu.be/lOV0KT1cQoA
        Thanks for watching
        The Staff of Keeping U N Stitches Quilting

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  74. keepnuinstitchesquilting says:
    “I’ve seen some specialty sharpening tools for small serrated knives that might work. We haven’t tried it, but it should work. This might work not only on the curved cutting part but the point as well. Try Copying the link at the end of this message into the address bar on your browser hit enter and see if you like it. Sharpens knives and if you’re really good or desparate it might help scissors? http://lansky.com/index.php/products/multi-shaprener/
    From: http://www.keepnuinstitchesquilting.com/the-great-seam-ripper-controversy-just-how-do-you-use-a-seam-ripper/#comment-9389

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  76. Mona Lindsey

    Feb 15. 2015

    I watched all 3 videos no scam my way or virus’s, don’t know what happened on your end

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  77. MaryEllen Hagerl

    Feb 15. 2015

    learn something new every day.

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  78. Sandy Vinyard

    Feb 15. 2015

    I was able to watch videos- look at the page it takes you to better – scroll down a little

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  79. Jeri Bray Paradise

    Feb 15. 2015

    Carla .. did you know what it was for?

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  80. I have several!

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  81. Tracy Rodes

    Feb 15. 2015

    Too many pop up ads, can’t access videos.

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  82. Sylvia Reyes

    Feb 15. 2015

    Thanks

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  83. Muriel Machovec

    Feb 15. 2015

    What is the red ball for?? Please tell!!

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  84. Sonia Waller

    Feb 15. 2015

    I still have 4 or5

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  85. Ree Moffitt

    Feb 15. 2015

    No click on the word NEXT

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  86. Ree Moffitt

    Feb 15. 2015

    Video #3 is the only one worth watching anyway.

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  87. Ree Moffitt

    Feb 15. 2015

    Watch video 3

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  88. Sherry Chatwin Ivie

    Feb 15. 2015

    Yep some guy that need a face job and a hair cut LOL

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  89. Consuelo Barrow

    Feb 15. 2015

    Yes i know what the red ball on tip is for I’ve used seam rippers for years.I lost my other one I had I need to get a new one.

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  90. Amy Karatz

    Feb 15. 2015

    Chiquita, Jenni – – watch the 3rd video. Did you know this?

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  91. Auntie Enn

    Feb 16. 2015

    I knew about the red tip without realizing not everyone did.

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  92. Jenni Prokopy

    Feb 16. 2015

    Amy no, I hadn’t seen it done that way, cool! Thanks!

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  93. Rita DuBois

    Feb 16. 2015

    Yes… I’ve known this for ever.

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  94. Hilda Kepley Gobble

    Feb 16. 2015

    There are just too many links on this site for redirection. I’ll be skipping the videos thank you!!!

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  95. Elaine Dorais

    Feb 16. 2015

    I love number 3 the best

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  96. Cris Longacre

    Feb 16. 2015

    No video just ads. When you click to see the video up pops ads. Scam.

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  97. Amy Karatz

    Feb 16. 2015

    I can’t believe I’ve never known this. I feel so dumb.

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  98. Deni Kosciulek Cary

    Feb 16. 2015

    Seam Ripper Tips

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  99. June M Williams

    Feb 16. 2015

    I get sick of trying to watch videos, very disgusting, if you wani it watched quit making us jump through hoops.

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  100. Cora Peck Pandy

    Feb 16. 2015

    Using that method make it easy to tear fabric!!!!Be Careful

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  101. Gigi Shoaf

    Feb 16. 2015

    crummy – click on a highlighted word and it send you to junk sites — blocking from my facebook

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  102. Kelly Haptonstall

    Feb 16. 2015

    Kate Christman I think this is you hahaha luv u

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  103. Robin Green

    Feb 16. 2015

    tried to watch the videos but all I got were popup ads 🙁

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  104. Jennifer Wall

    Feb 16. 2015

    I had no idea!

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  105. Frances Blanchard

    Feb 17. 2015

    Been sewing for yearssss, just learned something. Thanks

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  106. Joan Graham

    Feb 17. 2015

    This little tool and I are great friends and have been for many a year…

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  107. Betty York Dockens

    Feb 17. 2015

    What an irritating sight. There was so much advertising the actual videos were hard to find. Skip this one.

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  108. Debbie Tucker Gee

    Feb 17. 2015

    Always been my motto… “You rip what you sew” 🙂

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  109. Pamela J. Williams

    Feb 17. 2015

    Too many things to click on is the problem – don’t click on the highlighted words in the paragraphs or any other pics or hyperlinks – click on the green “Next Page” link toward the bottom of each artcle. They’re numbered incorrectly, but they’re all there.

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  110. Louise Rich

    Feb 17. 2015

    need new seam ripper, I have broken all of mine

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  111. Shirley Robbins

    Feb 18. 2015

    watched the 3 videos, but see nothing about the battery operated one. Curious because I love mine. I use the regular seam ripper for short runs, the battery one for long seams

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  112. Laura

    Feb 27. 2015

    Thanks. Love the reminder on how to use the ripper this way.
    Sometimes I chant the mantra “The seam ripper is my friend!”
    Sometimes!

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  113. Stephanie

    Feb 28. 2015

    Seam ripper for ripping out stitches for seams looks easy enough but what about taking out stitches from quilted or part quilted quilts. Sometimes I have machine quilted but then I need to pull out some thousands of stitches. Getting between stitches as in the video isn’t possible is there another way to do this easily with a seam ripper.

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  114. Val

    Mar 07. 2015

    I would have liked this so much better if someone had proofed it and caught the incorrect use of “its.”

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    • keepnuinstitchesquilting

      Mar 07. 2015

      Noted and Corrected. Thank You for taking the time to let us know.

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  115. Ollie Christensen

    Mar 07. 2015

    Where can I buy your lovely and beautiful seam ripper? It does look like a bling bling for sewing and I would love to get myself and my mother one for Easter gift?

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  116. Connie

    Mar 07. 2015

    I have been sewing since I was 5 years old…now 64 and I never knew what the little red ball was for. Guess you are never too old to learn.

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  117. Donna H

    Mar 08. 2015

    Where can I purchase the brass seam ripper?

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  118. Marie

    Mar 08. 2015

    i never knew! Thank you……do you think our teachers didn’t know, either?! God bless!

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    • keepnuinstitchesquilting

      Mar 11. 2015

      Dear Marie,
      I have purchased many seam rippers in my years of sewing and I do not ever remember seeing any instructions for them. Kinda like a hammer, here it is just use it as you see fit! Using the ball tip as a non damaging guide may have been the original design intent, and manufactures may just assume you know how to use it Like the hammer. Isn’t it interesting the basic seam ripper design hasn’t ever changed, at least not in my lifetime?
      So Glad you found this helpful!
      The Staff of Keeping U N Stitches Quilting!

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  119. Judy Peck

    Mar 14. 2015

    Couldn’t operate without mine.

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  120. Dixie Ball

    Mar 14. 2015

    Who knew? I’m happy I do now

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  121. Gail Ian

    Mar 14. 2015

    I don’t know that!

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  122. Joelene Didora

    Mar 15. 2015

    I’ve known that since I started sewing when I was 10 yr’s old .I’ve been sewing for 50 yr’s. and my mother taught me a lot of tricks about sewing and that was 1 one them.

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  123. Karen Coleman-Gill

    Mar 16. 2015

    Thank you!

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  124. Linda Lee

    Mar 16. 2015

    You have got a Malware virus on your PC .. Nothing to do with this .. You need to download a Malware removal tool to get rid of it.

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  125. Cheryl McKalvia

    Mar 20. 2015

    Ashley Mckalvia there are a bunch of tips.

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  126. Rhonda Hodson-Baker

    Mar 20. 2015

    Teresa Farmer we are not the only people who wonder about the red ball!

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  127. Rebecca Clift

    Mar 20. 2015

    Annette Kerner x

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  128. Anita Sneed May

    Mar 20. 2015

    I have about 10 of them.

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  129. Linda Martin Howard

    Mar 21. 2015

    My br$#%&!@* seam ripper and stiletto are best friends.

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  130. Marcia Kammann

    Mar 21. 2015

    Makes me almost anxious to have to rip my next seam!

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  131. Nita Hearn

    Mar 21. 2015

    There is a battery seam ripper,and they are brilliant.the little ball on the end of seam ripper is to stop you from ripping in the actual material whilst the other side rips the s$#%&!@*ches.( if that makes sense )

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  132. Carole Shardlow

    Mar 21. 2015

    3rd vid shows the proper obvious way… First 2 you might as well use any old pin or needle to unpick.

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  133. Leonella Melvin Coffey

    Mar 22. 2015

    I have them they are handy to have if u hemp up short and that help you take out the hems

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  134. Paula Woods

    Mar 22. 2015

    Tonyx

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  135. Lynn Welton Zimmerman

    Mar 22. 2015

    Kris Winkler this is what I was telling u

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  136. Theresa Ann Bennett

    Mar 22. 2015

    To protect you from stabbing. Yourself

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  137. Kris Winkler

    Mar 22. 2015

    I have one in my sewingroom, will have to try it sometime-would be nice to say I never have to “unsew” but that would be a lie!

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  138. I can use the red ball if I am unsewing a seam in a garment, but I suppose because of my s$#%&!@*ch length, I do not find it that easy to use the red ball down. For some reason I wind up putting a tear in my fabric. To unsew I sometimes just put the seam ripper in and cut about every three or four s$#%&!@*ches. Then I turn it over and pull the still attached thread all the way out. Something else important. Seam rippers do need replacing. I borrowed one from a friend one time and it would not cut. It was at least half her age and belonged to her Mother. It’s alright for a keepsake but replace your seam ripper.

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  139. Barbara Scott

    Mar 23. 2015

    Christina Milanes-Vanell Amy Nicole Sean Oscar

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  140. Sara Lyons Sargent

    Mar 23. 2015

    Amen

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  141. Sara Lyons Sargent

    Mar 23. 2015

    Me too, now I get to use it the correct way.

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  142. Donna L. Slaght Davis

    Mar 23. 2015

    Learned something new.

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  143. Judy Wood Dickson

    Mar 23. 2015

    http://www.pamdamour.com/proportional-scale-clone.html This is Pam’s link to where you can buy the ripper she has and/or watch the video showing the little red ball use.

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  144. Judy Wood Dickson

    Mar 23. 2015

    http://www.pamdamour.com/proportional-scale-clone.html This is the link to Pam’s site. She had the video posted there as well and she sells the gold seam ripper as well.

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  145. Mary Callaway Aubuchon

    Mar 24. 2015

    never could get there it took me everywhere else

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  146. Debby Pearson

    Mar 24. 2015

    Very good

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  147. Pauline Turner

    Mar 24. 2015

    Nonsense, it’s just an advert campaign for Laura Ashley….The ball is to protect you from cut the fabric when charging along in a hurry.

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  148. Patricia Hatfield

    Mar 24. 2015

    one of my best friends

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  149. Jody Smiley

    Mar 25. 2015

    Hard to believe there are people who don’t know…I forget some don’t sew

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  150. Leslie Volaric

    Mar 25. 2015

    Used them to cut button holes.

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  151. Mary K Hershkowitz

    Mar 25. 2015

    Clip every 4th s$#%&!@*ch on one side, then turn to back side and lift and pull that thread. Much faster and cleaner.

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  152. Kath Mensforth

    Mar 25. 2015

    I don’t think it’s appropriate to use Jack and Ripper as a $#%&!@*le for this. 13 women lost their lives. Think of the families

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  153. Kim Latimer Payne

    Mar 25. 2015

    Worked it out for myself a long time ago

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  154. Karon Weisensel

    Mar 25. 2015

    VIRUS ALERT!

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  155. Gaby Gabyhaze Serpas

    Mar 27. 2015

    Duh

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  156. Esther Archuleta

    Mar 27. 2015

    I have an expensive and a cheap ripper. the cheap ripper works better, the blade is sharper.

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  157. Judy Blair Berry

    Mar 27. 2015

    I alway used it as the guide and go to ripping ..

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  158. Betty Brewster

    Mar 27. 2015

    I watched this when someone else posted….it sure makes ripping less painful.

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  159. Helen Mayes

    Mar 27. 2015

    watch the 3rd. video. I didn’t know this

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  160. Sheryl McGowan

    Mar 28. 2015

    Have bee sewing for over 50 years…..no one ever mentioned the proper use of a seam ripper

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  161. Pam Ross

    Mar 28. 2015

    I’m so fuggin tire of the waste of time posts….
    Never able to get them

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  162. Dorothy Mann

    Mar 28. 2015

    ONE OF THE BEST GADGETS EVER INVENTED!!!!!!!!!

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  163. Tammy Humpula Engler

    Mar 28. 2015

    I was taught the little ball was so that it didn’t catch the material and rip itin places you don’t want ripped.

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  164. The first one needs a new seam ripper..

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  165. Chris McNeil

    Mar 29. 2015

    My gosh!! How did I not know this?

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  166. Sandi James

    Mar 29. 2015

    Been using my ripper like this for years, so much quicker.

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  167. Barbara Gentry-Tourney

    Mar 29. 2015

    This is what I was share in at guild in February.

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  168. Linda Brown Bartlett

    Mar 29. 2015

    Every time I try and watch these videos, all I get is ads what a rip off. I have tried numerous times and have never gotten to a video. I have wasted a lot of time!!!!

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  169. Sharon Fox

    Mar 29. 2015

    Ya cd not see the right thing either.

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  170. Nita Hearn

    Mar 30. 2015

    Try the battery ones,great.

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  171. Nikki Hartline

    Mar 30. 2015

    My little red ball has been gone or a while.

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  172. Karen 'Griffith' Yates

    Mar 30. 2015

    I had know idea. Great videos.

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  173. Sara Fabre

    Mar 30. 2015

    I can’t believe anyone would ask this question
    It’s common sense surely

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  174. Sarah Babin

    Mar 31. 2015

    So self explanatory

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  175. Kaye Peters Ammerman

    Mar 31. 2015

    Can a seam ripper be sharpened?

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  176. Kris Franklin

    Apr 01. 2015

    I figured this one out 30 years ago. N by the way, a Cheap one works just as well as the costly one!

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  177. Christy Woffinden

    Apr 01. 2015

    I learned something today

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  178. Linda Wright

    Apr 01. 2015

    This ripper is so last year ….

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  179. Edna Laliberte

    Apr 02. 2015

    Need a gold one now,after seeing this.

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  180. Gail Skaggs

    Apr 02. 2015

    I have one, and yep that is what it is for to keep from ripping the fabric

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  181. Carol Newton

    Apr 03. 2015

    Neat!

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  182. Maria Bell

    Apr 03. 2015

    Well I for one disagree for the most parts here. But I have 50 years of sewing quilting and for sure have done my share of unseeing!

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  183. Deanna Truelove

    Apr 03. 2015

    I sure did….that little red ball is the best ever

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  184. Judy Brown Ridgway

    Apr 04. 2015

    The video from Hamna Atif works great ladies.

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  185. Sheryl Adams Robison

    Apr 04. 2015

    Judi McKee is spot on! After seeing it I knew it was to protect from damaging the fabric indide or underneath. Any seamstress should understand without explanation.

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  186. Janis Ipsen

    Apr 04. 2015

    Tried to listen, but no sound and had volume way up

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  187. Jana Themom

    Apr 04. 2015

    Join the club. It’s inevitable.

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  188. Darleen Cèrvo

    Apr 05. 2015

    Mandy Fisher I never have seen #3. Handy to know this!

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  189. Bette Aubry

    Apr 05. 2015

    I am guilty of still using the same seam ripper I used as a kid. 50+ years lol. Maybe I should look at upgrading.

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  190. Alyson Courtenay

    Apr 05. 2015

    Very useful item. Unpicking revolutionised!

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  191. Janet Taylor

    Apr 05. 2015

    Thought I was going to watch something I didn’t know, is that not what it’s always been used for confused????

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  192. Shelia Bench

    Apr 06. 2015

    I never knew that , thank you !

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  193. Margaret Tonner

    Apr 06. 2015

    I’ve always done that ,was shown it that way many years ago !!!

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  194. Christina Upton

    Apr 06. 2015

    This is what i was talking about Gail Johnson x

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  195. Gail Johnson

    Apr 06. 2015

    “Yes” you learn a new trick now and then!! Xx

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    • keepnuinstitchesquilting

      Apr 06. 2015

      Thank You Gail For your Comments!
      Keeping U N Stitches Quilting

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  196. Heidi Wasfy

    Apr 07. 2015

    The ball is stop it cutting or peircing the material as u cut through the s$#%&!@*ches

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  197. Paulette Adele Booth

    Apr 07. 2015

    They made videos?

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  198. Twigg Obrzut

    Apr 08. 2015

    wow, the things you learn on the internet. all my wasted time. lol

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  199. Nancy H Bradford

    Apr 10. 2015

    Now I want that pretty seam ripper…and lifetime warranty !!! Good instructions.

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  200. Florence Rawls McKay

    Apr 10. 2015

    I would like to order the br$#%&!@* one she showed, but the shipping is $8. That’s a rip off. Maybe Joanne’s has one. I’ll check.

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  201. Never got to the actual vidoes due to redirection links.

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  202. Judy England Baggett

    Apr 11. 2015

    Never knew about the red ball…been doing it wrong forever!

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  203. Alice Morrow

    Apr 11. 2015

    like it.

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  204. Pauline Carter

    Apr 11. 2015

    I thought anyone knew this!

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  205. Vic Doyle

    Apr 11. 2015

    If you are looking at how to videos you aren’t necessarily a ‘seamstress’ which implies a higher level of sewing knowledge. Self explanatory is not a given in such tutorial videos. The tutor should $#%&!@*ume viewers are total novice to sewing.

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  206. Bunny Brosman

    Apr 12. 2015

    Wow!! I’ve been seeing for 50 years and didn’t know that!!!

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  207. Penne Seefelt

    Apr 12. 2015

    I did know about the red ball, thanks to my Mom! I also know of another use for the seam ripper: if you are ever unfortunate enough to have an ostomy of any kind, it is perfect for t$#%&!@* the wax seal.

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  208. Vivian Jones Larson

    Apr 12. 2015

    wtf! all these years!

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  209. Susan Phillips

    Apr 13. 2015

    Not only did I learn what the little red ball is for (after 50+ years of sewing) but learned how to join corded piping

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  210. Caron Lafferty

    Apr 13. 2015

    Amazing and Yes I do need to replace my 30 year old seam ripper xx

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  211. I only got a commercial when I tried to watch

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  212. Ruth Dearen Salley

    Apr 13. 2015

    My “junior high Home Ec” (aka middle school FACS) students have been asking about that red ball! So glad to have an answer for them!

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  213. Virginia Marley

    Apr 14. 2015

    Yes, great tool

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  214. Lisa Burk Burns

    Apr 14. 2015

    Alieen Reed, I didn’t know this about the ball, did you?

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  215. Alieen Reed

    Apr 14. 2015

    I knew the red ball to the inside

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  216. Beverly Amin

    Apr 15. 2015

    My mother taught me the use of the little red ball when I was 9. It’s great

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  217. As you sew, so shall you rip

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  218. Yolande Boutin

    Apr 15. 2015

    Outil indispensable quand tu fait de la couture j’enai fait pendant 23 ans très beau métier …

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  219. Mary-Jane Brown

    Apr 15. 2015

    In the 1960s it was called the quick unpick

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  220. Marg Lunn

    Apr 16. 2015

    60 years old and still learning….love it…thank you…:)

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  221. Karin Van Buskirk

    Apr 16. 2015

    Another mystery solved!

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  222. Tracy Woodham

    Apr 16. 2015

    Connie Gocher Was Todd Sharon Robert Fulford Megan Meg Tozer x

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  223. Sandra Banks

    Apr 16. 2015

    I just found out at 45 yrs old

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  224. Deborah Adams Powell

    Apr 18. 2015

    Seriously? I did this when is was 10 years old; the link is terrible and getting the videos to play was NOT worth the effort. Hint: as you would reasonably suspect, the ball goes inside the seam to keep from ripping your fabric. You know, like the old packaging used to tell you when you bought the non-gold, non-sewing “jewelry” kind (by Dritz) in your local Woolworths. Ahem…(grumpy old lady steps off her soap box and sheepishly backs off the internet)… :-/

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  225. Pat Leask

    Apr 19. 2015

    Great tip indeed – just getting to the videos through all the annoying advertising on these sites is rather annoying!

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  226. Marg Menzies Harrison

    Apr 19. 2015

    Been doing this for years & thought everyone knew what both sides are for!! (and no, I am not a seamstress – just a regular housewife!!)

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  227. Deborah Barger Fiscus

    Apr 19. 2015

    Can’t get the videos to load. What’s the red ball for..

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  228. Thanks. I’ve had some mess ups with the SR.

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  229. Dorothy Hinman

    Apr 20. 2015

    Must be thick if u dont no how yo use one

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  230. Rachel Flood-Picek

    Apr 20. 2015

    Sandy Orrico for my fellow ripper !!!

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  231. Paula Dominique

    Apr 20. 2015

    Red ball down: it won’t pierce the fabric but rather move smoothly beneath the s$#%&!@*ches to be ripped.

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  232. Penny Yocum

    Apr 20. 2015

    The little ball was so you didn’t gouge the fabric. I was the Queen of the ripper in school. Lol

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  233. Patti Millar

    Apr 21. 2015

    Time, indeed, to get a new seam ripper!!

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  234. Vera Royce

    Apr 21. 2015

    I use a mustach n beard trimmer it takes out seams in a heartbeat – love it

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  235. Lynne Odean

    Apr 21. 2015

    Sandy LutzSandys

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  236. Garver

    Apr 22. 2015

    Anybody got a slick way to sharpen these devils? Im in upholstery and they get dull fast, have tried a chain saw file, works somwhat.

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    • keepnuinstitchesquilting

      Apr 22. 2015

      We’ve used a TRI-SEPS Serration & Knife Sharpen to good effect. It’s by GATCO Sharpeners. They make a Ceramic and a Diamond Sharpener. We’ve only used the Diamond but the Ceramic should be OK. Only use it on the angled side of your stitch ripper. Do NOT use it on the flat side of the curved cutting notch.
      Good Luck!

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  237. ArleneRay Radbourne

    Apr 22. 2015

    I am 67 years old and have been sewing since I was 13, and this is the first time I have seen this little trick. I’m sure now it will be so much easier when I try to take a seam out.

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  238. Jane Irwin

    Apr 22. 2015

    Well who knew…..I will be using the red ball side now!

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  239. Katherine Todd Grenier

    Apr 22. 2015

    Site takes me every where BUT where I want to go!

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  240. Deborah Pombo

    Apr 23. 2015

    I guess we were doing it upside down.

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  241. sandra

    Apr 23. 2015

    you learn something new every day!! TY

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  242. Darleen Cèrvo

    Apr 23. 2015

    Mandy Fisher have you seen this trick?

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  243. Betty Scroggins

    Apr 23. 2015

    Wish I knew all that when I was sewing. Awesome

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  244. Pam Culyer

    Apr 25. 2015

    Had one of these for ages

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  245. Fran Glazer

    Apr 25. 2015

    Thanks this you tube video was very thorough

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  246. Sandra Miller

    Apr 26. 2015

    Instead of the automatic version. I use a bobble remover it works a treat

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  247. Mickey Morgan Van Pelt

    Apr 26. 2015

    Amazing!!! Sharing for sure…..

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  248. Myrna Pelton

    Apr 27. 2015

    I keep a seam ripper in with my tools too…just a quick jab into the locking end of a plastic zip-tie & it becomes reusable again

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  249. Pat Tooley-Wainman

    Apr 27. 2015

    Yes I had one very handy.

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  250. Sally Hargreaves

    Apr 27. 2015

    She was stating the obvious. Use my seam ripper like this all the time. The red ball prevents the blade going into the fabric.

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  251. Patricia Cruden

    Apr 27. 2015

    Wow! Why didn’t I know this? Thanks Christina Cruden for sharing

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  252. Brenda Domer

    Apr 29. 2015

    i do the third one all the time i usually have to do frog sewing rip it rip it rip it

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  253. Blanche Jarrett

    Apr 30. 2015

    These are perfect to take out stiches from hems, etc. But be carefull ,make sure thr sharp edgr gets right under the stich so it doesnt accident prick tne material itself, cause it could cause a tare or a fray..like fuzzy on the material. I love using this for it.

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  254. Rosario Ruiz Herrera

    Apr 30. 2015

    I wish my Home Ec teacher would have told us about the red ball! I could have saved myself valuable time and avoided frustration all these 13 years!!!!
    Well, now, I KNOW!! Thank you!!!!!!!!

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  255. Janet Walker

    Apr 30. 2015

    Thank you, 60 yrs old and have been using the seamripper w/the red ball up all these years!!!!!

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  256. Sandra Taylor

    May 02. 2015

    had this little tool for years

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  257. Carol Schneider

    May 04. 2015

    It protects the fabric

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  258. Catherine Matlock

    May 07. 2015

    great video, informative

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  259. Ann Gardner

    May 09. 2015

    Who knew indeed, I surely didn’t…..I had a seam ripper, but seldom used it….

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  260. Estella Parker

    May 10. 2015

    I teach sewing and I always tell my students that the seam ripper is their best friend.

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  261. Marcy Bruhn Drechsler

    May 11. 2015

    Mom used a ripper all the time when she was sewing, mending etc.

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  262. Heather Leavers

    May 12. 2015

    I can’t believe people didn’t already know what the red ball was for.

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  263. Glenys Gordon

    May 12. 2015

    guess that means we all have to go out and buy a new ripper as I’m sure my blade wouldn’t be that sharp anymore, but great tip !!

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  264. Jean Martin

    May 13. 2015

    is this a scam?????

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  265. Pam Tanner

    May 13. 2015

    I just bought a new seam ripper last week with the little ball. None of mine had the little ball.

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  266. Kylie Grainger

    May 13. 2015

    yes taught in high school by my first home ec teacher , so wish she hadnt transfered out

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  267. Gaylene Adams

    May 28. 2015

    @[717601058:2048:Megan Lockard] watch all three videos…

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  268. Kendra Bednarczyk

    May 28. 2015

    @[100002767101744:2048:Donna Eyford]

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  269. Debbie Zawacki

    May 29. 2015

    I didn’t realize that either. I just used it on each s$#%&!@*ch…geezer

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  270. Vickie L Briggs

    May 29. 2015

    Very rude. Been sewing for awhile and have managed to use a seam ripper with out hurting myself. I did have Home Ec in high school. Was never taught this.

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  271. Brenda Wymer Berry

    May 29. 2015

    No project is complete until you have removed at least one seam

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  272. Ruthie Marsh

    May 30. 2015

    @[100000046383801:2048:Kjrsti]

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  273. Kjrsti Gardiner

    May 30. 2015

    Ty @[724713168:2048:Ruthie Marsh]

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  274. Cecile Kauffman

    May 30. 2015

    you learn something new every day, been using that thing for 50 years and now I know what the little red ball is for…..lol

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  275. Marsha Shepherd

    May 31. 2015

    @[100006552270338:2048:Jane] needed this in Mrs. Ray’s cl$#%&!@*!! @[100000680661042:2048:Judy]

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  276. Lena Boyd

    May 31. 2015

    Always have one.

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  277. do you know this @[100007869431338:2048:Judi Nickels]

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  278. Barb Amburgey

    May 31. 2015

    My seam ripper is so old it doesn’t have a red ball.

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  279. Cheryl Ann Boyd

    May 31. 2015

    Great info

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  280. Brandi Silver

    Jun 01. 2015

    @[1379799468:2048:Marci DeGroot] I’ve tried video 3 (the only one you should bother watching) but have ended up tearing cloth.. I’ll be trying this again tho

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  281. Marci DeGroot

    Jun 01. 2015

    If I could ever find at least one of the two seam rippers I own when I need them, this would be helpful :D.

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  282. Brandi Silver

    Jun 01. 2015

    I’m the same way, then I find them all at once

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  283. Arline Stotko

    Jun 03. 2015

    Indeed I do.

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  284. Joanne Giles

    Jun 03. 2015

    I used one yesterday!! Had it for 40 years. Very handy.

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  285. Ilene Holm

    Jun 03. 2015

    wow, just wow! @[100000232373601:2048:Linda Holm]

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  286. Carole Ferguson

    Jun 04. 2015

    I can’t find the videos for se reason

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  287. Kathy Barton

    Jun 05. 2015

    Doing it all WORNG wow thanks for information

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  288. @[1064733575:2048:Cindy Robichaux Nixdorff], @[1308111602:2048:Deborah Hingle Fournet]

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  289. Judy McCaulley Beach

    Jun 06. 2015

    I still have my seam ripper from Junior High. Lol

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  290. Karen Pitt

    Jun 07. 2015

    @[100002024073784:2048:Evelynn James Knight]….. remember this …… lol

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  291. Sherry Ebey

    Jun 07. 2015

    I learned something lol

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  292. Linda Henderson

    Jun 08. 2015

    When I click on link, I get women before and after fat belly photos??????

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  293. Anne Weir

    Jun 08. 2015

    Been using one for 50 years

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  294. Pamela Thompson Krans

    Jun 09. 2015

    Thank you

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  295. Effy Amez

    Jun 09. 2015

    @[1250928979:2048:Doreen Boyd Kennedy]

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  296. Darlene Whitehead

    Jun 09. 2015

    @[100004061985138:2048:Darlene Whitehead]

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  297. Judie Vinson

    Jun 09. 2015

    Seam ripper is also good to get hair, threads, etc from vacuum cleaner rollers!

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  298. @[100000495576390:2048:Lou Ella Maschmeier Regier], did you know this about the red ball!? If so, why didn’t you tell me???

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  299. Wow! I’ve been doing it all wrong!

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  300. Kathy Sircy

    Jun 09. 2015

    Thank you!

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  301. Cool

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  302. Roxanne Elliott

    Jun 12. 2015

    See this @[564545431:2048:Debbie]??? lol

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  303. Debbie Jacobs

    Jun 12. 2015

    How cool is that!!

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  304. Jackie Anderson Lucas

    Jun 14. 2015

    Needed one of these the other day

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  305. Sarah S. Cureton

    Jun 14. 2015

    A smalll nose trimmer that men use will work also a

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  306. Sarah S. Cureton

    Jun 14. 2015

    Or a mustasche trimmer. Sorry bad spelling.

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  307. I have been sewing for years never knew this now I am going to try it.

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  308. Julie Corwith

    Jun 15. 2015

    I have a couple. Work great

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  309. Bernadette Cyr Plourde

    Jun 15. 2015

    I knew how and it all common sense

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  310. Gennifer Graham

    Jun 15. 2015

    Did you know this @[506631662:2048:Angelica]

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  311. Angelica ScratchNsniff

    Jun 15. 2015

    Yes, yes I did. I also know it hurts like $#%&!@* when you gouge a chunk of your skin on it! Lol

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  312. Gennifer Graham

    Jun 15. 2015

    $#%&!@*oo no!

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  313. Susan Pace

    Jun 16. 2015

    This is why we used to take home ec cl$#%&!@*es – you actually learned this stuff!

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  314. I never knew that! Genius!

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  315. Hilda Emeribe-Nwankwo

    Jun 17. 2015

    @[649541879:2048:Madonna], check this out. That red ball is actually useful. I always wondered why it’s there.

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  316. Lora Frymoyer

    Jun 18. 2015

    Whatever ever works for us

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  317. Louise Waldeck Arnett

    Jun 19. 2015

    There should be two little red balls!

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  318. Margie Jones

    Jun 22. 2015

    Well I’ll be darn! @[100008086486575:2048:Marian Eberle-Hayner] do you have a br$#%&!@* ripper? Sounds kind of funny, huh? But do you have one? And did you know about the little red ball deal?

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  319. Marian Eberle-Hayner

    Jun 22. 2015

    If i knew that it was buried deep in my brain! Thanks for info very neat!

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  320. Marie Souza

    Sep 09. 2015

    Wow! Amazing

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  321. Sharon Boyer

    Sep 09. 2015

    Couldn’t live without mine all there years. Used it just last week when the new slacks I bought had the pockets sewn shut. Most I use to to fix my sewing mistakes. I have two in case I misplace it.

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  322. Sally Crites

    Sep 09. 2015

    Oh my

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  323. Marion Sills

    Sep 11. 2015

    Didn’t know what the little red ball was for till now.

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  324. Earline Williams

    Sep 12. 2015

    I had one for many years, and still do

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  325. Katie McCardle-Neely

    Sep 12. 2015

    Have one just like it, have had it for years!! Worked in a sewing factory and had to have one!!!

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  326. Usful information.

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  327. Maisie Beauregard

    Sep 13. 2015

    I am 78 yrs old and have been sewing since I was in high school and I just a few months ago found out what that little red ball on the end of a seam ripper was for. 🙁

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  328. Margaret Martin

    Sep 14. 2015

    I learned to sew 40 years ago (though I haven’t done any in probably over 20) and I did not know that about the red ball

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  329. Connie Verbeck

    Sep 15. 2015

    UGH, the third video won’t load!! This means I never know what that little red ball is for!! LOL.

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  330. Sandra Wright

    Apr 23. 2016

    Megan Klinkovsky video 3 shows that pretty brass seam ripper I gave you for Christmas.

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  331. Megan Klinkovsky

    Apr 23. 2016

    Cool!

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  332. Cathy Parnell Vance

    Apr 23. 2016

    They could have had a sharp seem ripper and someone that actually used it properly for the video.

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  333. Arlene Moore Galovic

    May 26. 2016

    I just watched a tutorial on this and it really works! Saves sooo much time! Never knew before the proper way to use it! You need have to be careful though or you can cut the fabric.

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