No matter how careful I am when I sew, there are always errors, mistakes, and seams that need to be removed from any project. I shall never forget my first experience with a seam ripper. I felt like it was the most wonderful creation ever invented. It makes removing a seam so much easier than painstakingly snipping and pulling out little thread pieces.
I recently introduced my husband to the beauty of a seam ripper when he wanted to remove a logo patch from a baseball hat. He loved the way the hat fit, but didn’t like the emblem. I let him borrow my seam ripper and in less than an hour, he had removed that patch. He was quite pleased with himself! So much so, he went on a hunt through his closet to see what other appliques he could remove from his clothing. He found several heavy shirts that he loves to wear when hiking and he removed the patches on those shirts as well. He is much happier with his camouflage shirts and hat now. It is as if he has discovered a whole new wardrobe. Wonder if I should get him his own seam ripper for Christmas!
Seam rippers really are a sewing essential for any sewing basket. Plus, they are very inexpensive when you consider what little work horses they really are. I even have a small seam ripper that I keep in my travel craft bag.