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Turned Seam Rippers

Hand crafted seam rippers from native Ozark woods

 Hand Made Seam Rippers

Sawyer Creek seam rippers are handcrafted tools that every quilter or sewer will appreciate. The wood used to make the handle is either from native Ozarks species or from the pruning of Olive trees grown in the Holy Land. As with all Sawyer Creek products, the finish is made from natural oils and waxes – in this case, a mixture of shellac and carnauba wax. Over time the wax may wear off, but the oil from the hand holding the ripper will add a nice patina to the handle. Handles are available in several wood species including; Cedar, Cherry, Locust, Oak, Olive, Sycamore, and Walnut.

The shape of each handle is unique; some thin, some quite thick and many with decorative markings and grooves. These shapes are designed to be ergonomic as well as aesthetically pleasing. Those with arthritis or tendonitis will find that thicker handles are more comfortable and easier to use than the generic rippers sold in stores. The blades and stilettos are manufactured from Japanese tool steel and will hold their edge for years.

[photo – series showing blade removal, reversal and reassembly]

Blade storage is accomplished by pulling the blade out of the handle, reversing it 180° and then inserting it back in the handle, blade first. The handle has a spring steel clamp that holds the blade firmly in place.

Seam rippers are available in Four styles; Single, Combo, Necklace and Stylus.

Single – Reversible seam ripper blade

Single – Reversible seam ripper blade

Combo – Reversible seam ripper blade and reversible stiletto

Combo – Reversible seam ripper blade and reversible stiletto

Necklace – Reversible seam ripper

Necklace – Reversible seam ripper

Necklace – Reversible seam ripper blade and a magnetic end attached to a chrome necklace. Just pull it off the necklace and use it!

Stylus – Reversible seam ripper

Stylus – Reversible seam ripper

Stylus – Reversible seam ripper blade on one end and a touch screen stylus on the other

Since each ripper has a unique shape and “feel”, we recommend visiting our booth at a quilt show to try out the rippers until you find one that fits your hand. If that is not practical or you are buying one as a gift, call us. We will discuss size, shape, wood species and other issues. A photo can then be forwarded to you showing a choice of rippers that should meet your requirements. Once you have decided on the ripper you want, we will take a phone order and ship you the ripper of your choice. We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.