Saturday, February 11, 2023

Making A Seam Ripper Is So Fun

It really is possible to teach an old dog (like me) new tricks/crafts. My friend, Susan, told me about a class at Sew Yeah where you make your own seam ripper. I'd been sick for a month, so I hadn't gotten out much which made me initially say, "no." Luckily, I changed my mind and went for it.

Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks was coming into town and it worked out perfectly for her to go. We had so much fun! I was even brave enough to go first. 

Carla and me ready to rock that lathe machine. Her glasses are cuter than my goggles.

This is the beginning piece of wood.

They actually trusted me with this...scary! I've never used a lathe before. Yikes.

Zach was a great teacher! When he first started showing us the machine and telling us how we were
 going to make the seam ripper, we were all a little nervous and wanted him to just make it for us.

I love all the colors in this.

My seam ripper finished and ready to take on those sewing mistakes of mine.

Carla, ready to show off her skills.

That's Susan in the back. 
She's supervising Carla and Zach since she already finished her seam ripper.

Nancy was serious about making her seam ripper. 

The final products!
Left to right: Mine, Susan's, the other Carol's, Carla's, Nancy's.
The bottom one is Zach's demo.

Definitely a treasured adventure for me!


  1. Very cool! Looks like you guys had a great time

  2. I commend y'all for stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something so different. What beautiful works of art you each created. Way to go!

  3. Oh my gosh, those are all awesome. I'm so glad Carla got to be there with you and enjoy the fun! Next time, I want to come play with you girls too!

  4. What fun to see a different kind of class, and see all of you having a good time, plus making something wonderful. And great to have Carla along, too! Thanks for sharing the experience with us.

  5. How cool!!!! Does this guy sell his craft?

  6. How cool is that. Sounds like so much fun!! I love them all!

  7. Hi Carol! I'm so glad to hear you were well enough to be able to take this fun class with your friends. Yippee to good health!! What a fabulous end product. I just love the wood piece you started with, and the final result will serve you well for years to come. I hope you continue to feel well and gain all your strength back. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. That is fantastic! How wonderful to be able to be with friends, learn new things, and have such a beautiful keepsake from the adventure! :)

  9. Wow what a fun thing to do - I love the results!

  10. What a fun and different experience as a quilter. Our quild had a members who's husband made these (he sadly passed), and I think all of us have one.

  11. Aren't you glad when you make the decision to go do something instead of stay home? I am very fond of your piece of wood, and your seam ripper is gorgeous!

  12. Wowza! What fun! I love each one. I'm so glad you guys were able to go; what a marvelous adventure.

  13. Gosh....that sounds like such fun. The end product is gorgeous too.

  14. OMG!! That is SEW awesome!!! I know you all had the BEST time. Are you going to purposely make sewing errors just to be able to use your new seam ripper, Carol??? LOL!

  15. How awesome! And I didn't know that was Carla! Oh I wish I could meet both of you!!


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