I love checking out the newest and latest things in the quilting world so when I found a Mighty Bright Lighted Seam Ripper, I knew I wanted to give it a try. I contacted the company and asked if they would send me one to review and they did.
Here’s what I think about it….I LOVE it!
When I initially looked at it, I wasn’t sure. It looked a little awkward and large to work efficiently but after trying it out, it isn’t. The magnifying feature is wonderful and once I got the hang of it, not a bit awkward.
Ignore the yellow reflection spots in the photo. It was hard to get a photo as the magnifying glass has a light around the edge. The light isn’t super bright, but it’s enough to help. I love the magnifying feature. Even in the photo you can see that the stitches are magnified. My eyes are getting worse as I age and having the magnifying glass attached to the seam ripper is great. I had gotten to the point that I sometimes wear reading glasses over my regular glasses when doing close work. I won’t have to do that with this seam ripper.
After I tried it out on two pieces of fabric I sewed together for testing purposes, I tried it on my vacuum cleaner bag. Yes, I am that much of a cheapskate that I open my vacuum bags and resew them shut…not the paper version, just the cloth type version. The ripper worked great.
In this photo you can see how the magnifying glass and the ripper are attached. I was a bit skeptical at first as the handle of the ripper can rotate. I wondered if it might be floppy or wiggly as I rip the seam, but it’s not. Once I held it in place, it did not twist or rotate unless I did the rotating.
No matter if your eyesight is wonderful or not so wonderful, like mine, I can say that this little ripper would be a great addition to your sewing tool box. The rippers cost $9.99 each can be found on Mighty Bright’s website. You can read more about this seam ripper there too. Wouldn’t they be the perfect thing to have on hand to give your quilting friends to stuff a stocking, be a secret Santa gift, or just to have on hand as a “just in case” type gift. Anyone who sews is bound to need a ripper at some point.
My hope is that I never need it for this, but I believe it would really be helpful for pulling out machine quilting. Sometimes those stitches are really embedded and having that attached magnifying glass would take away a lot of headache.
I give the Mighty Bright Lighted Seam Ripper two thumbs up!