Sunday, 30 October 2011

On a roll

I know I have been less than enthusiastic about unpicking seams, but this is my favourite gadget when I need to do a lot of it: an inexpensive sticky lint roll from one of the big chain clothing stores.

I cut every 4th stitch or so on one side, and roll this thing over the seam on the other. When it doesn’t stick any more, rip off a layer of paper and you’re ready to go. See how the uncut threads hang onto it?

Works like magic; no annoying little pieces of thread on my lunch or anything. You might want to try out if every 4th stitch works for you; it may vary depending on stitch length, type of bobbin thread and tension.


  1. I have one of these. Never thought of using it for this. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Tack för tipset! Här jagas det katthår med nu hamnar den även i syrummet :o)

  3. So now you can put a coat of gel medium over it and use it to make a collage! xox Corrine

  4. - and for single seams: masking tape :o)