Sharyn Craig recommended a new seam ripper, the Wizz Ripper Gripper,
in her "Northwinds" class last winter. I wrote to the manufacturers and
have really used mine every time I sit down at the sewing machine!
The Wizz Ripper Gripper is a folding seam ripper on
a weighted stand. It makes chain piecing a breeze! As you sew, the ripper
is very handy, standing upright on your sewing table. When you want to
disconnect your "chains" between each pieced unit, you just lower the threads
over the Wizz Ripper and, instantly, with minimum effort and movement, they
The Wizz Ripper also works as an ordinary seam ripper.
You just hold it in the palm of your hand, more comfortably than a conventional
ripper. Then, it can be used to rip seams and stitching. Another use for the
Wizz Ripper Gripper is as a substitute for "finger pressing." It's heavy enough
to neatly crease your piecing.
This little tool really saves time and motion. Because
it's on a stand, it's always on hand when you need it. No digging through your
gadget drawer or even any movement to pick up anything. And, as you chain-piece;
all you have to hold are the fabric chains. So, there are no wasted motions.
Ripping is my least favorite sewing task, but
the Wizz Ripper Gripper makes ripping easier and faster. It's become my
"third hand." Try it and see how it can work for you.
For further information, write
R & L Quality Manufacturing
17000 SW Friendly Ln.
Beaverton, OR 97007
or call 503-590-5619.