You can use a seam ripper as a pick and pull out stitches one by one.
If you're brave you may have run the seam ripper
right up the seam, with mixed results.
If you use the seam ripper correctly, running it up a seam is not scary.
All you do is flip the little red ball down to the underside as shown.
This technique protects the fabric from getting slit and you can see the point from the top side so it doesn't get caught as you rip.
This is the lovely Deluxe Vintage Style Brass Seam Ripper shown in the photo's.
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