by Janus48 30 Dec 2017

I had an awful thread nest one day and no tool so I devised this one. I hope I can figure out how to add the picture. (No...that didn't work) So i'll try to explain. I got a single edge razor blade and two pieces of 6-strand embroidery thread about 12" long. I looped a thread on each side of the hole in the middle of the blade and then using the thread like handles I slid the blade gently under the fabric and moved it back and forth till the nest let go. It worked great and I wanted to share it with all of you. It's a 25ยข tool and saved a bundle!!! Let me know if it works for you.

If you really need a picture send me a private message with your email and I'll attach it to an email.
Happy New Year!!........Janus48

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by sdrise 31 Dec 2017

What a wonderful idea!! Necessity is the mother of invention! Great tip!

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by Sewmum1 31 Dec 2017

Great idea. I can see how handy that would be especially if your hoop is stuck in the nest too.

To upload a photo click on images then choose file to navigate to where you have saved your pic then click on it then click upload. Wait for a bit and it should show up. I usually resize my photos before uploading so they load quicker. Hope that helps. It took me a while to figure out at first as i was expecting them to upload instantly! That and i didn't click upload. I still forget sometimes

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mops by mops 31 Dec 2017

The picture should be less than 3 Mb or it won't upload at all. I too forget the upload button now and again. Fortunately there's the Edit button to add the picture after all (or correct spelling or typing mistakes or update the info).

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by Leaha 30 Dec 2017

Remarkable case of necessity being the mother of invention. Great tip thanks for sharing. hug

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by asterixsew Moderator 30 Dec 2017

\\\\\i use a scalpel some times and also something my husband uses when mending cellos. And Happy New Year too

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sewist1 by sewist1 30 Dec 2017

I use a scalpel also.

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by 02kar Moderator 30 Dec 2017

Thanks for sharing this idea. I think it's great and will definitely save a lot of projects from those dreaded holes.

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by pennyhal2 30 Dec 2017

Great tip!

I use a single edge razor blade when the stitches I want to remove are tiny and have sunk into the fabric. Can't get them out with a seam ripper, so I very very carefully use the corner of the razor to touch the thread gently sort of in a picking motion.. It's easy to cut a hole in the fabric, so I work from the backside. The thread is more on the top of the stabilizer and it doesn't matter if I make a hole in the stabiizer..

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by sewdoctor 30 Dec 2017

Really good idea, thanks

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by crafter2243 Moderator 30 Dec 2017

That is a great hint.

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Janus48 by Janus48 30 Dec 2017

Thanks...I almost didn't post it as I know there are companies out there who make money from their tools, but I just thought WE are frugal stitchers and need all the help we can get.

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