Sewing Tip- Why is the red ball on one end of the seam ripper?

Do you know why there’s a red ball on one end of the seam ripper? I can only remember using the seam ripper properly once!  Usually I pick the seam completely apart, or I remove some of the seams and then I pull the rest of the seam apart with force when I’m frustrated.

A friend posted this video over the weekend, and I thought I would share it with you.  Pam Damour  explains in her video why the red ball is there and how to use it. Take a look here.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. You know, I saw her do it, but I still don’t quite believe it. 😉 Will have to remember to try this next time and see if it really works.


    1. lacartera says:

      Hahaha, you must have been using my go to methods…pick the seam and pull. The method does work and saves you so much time and frustration. 🙂


      1. I actually did get a chance to try it and it didn’t work with either of my seam rippers.


      2. lacartera says:

        I’m sorry to hear that, I’ve tried it and it works fine. Did you take a few stiches out before you tried it? Did you place the red ball underneath the seam? And did you try on a straight stitch?


  2. Thimberlina says:

    Thanks for sharing… I’ve heard about that but not seen it. After watching the video my mistakes will now be quicker to rectify! 😃


    1. lacartera says:

      You’re welcome! I’m looking forward to rectifying my mistakes quicker too.

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  3. shoes15 says:

    Thus system does work if you have the courage. I usually wimp out.


    1. lacartera says:

      I know what you mean. I had to remove some stitches today. I was a little afraid to start, but once I got started It was a breeze.


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