Monday, 4 August 2014

Tip: Unpicking Hems Quickly

Unpicking must be the worse thing about sewing. It takes  30 seconds to stitch a seam and 20 minutes to unpick the sucker, jeez!!!
When I came across a time saving solution it was like hitting, the jackpot especially since I do a fair amount of jeans alterations. This method isn't soulfully reserved for jeans, denim skirts and other heavy weight/ hard wearing fabric can be unpicked using the same method.

All you need is an un-picker (used briefly) and a blade, something like a razor blade or a snap off craft knife........



Using the un-picker I carefully undo a few stitches on the side seam............



The knife/blade can then be inserted into the hem  and pulling the knife away from you and on a flat surface (health and safety!!) the knife should start to slice through the stitches no problem at all....



 Voila the hem can be undone in next to no time.......


Do you have time saving tips?

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