Hand Turned Seam Rippers

seam rippers group shot

For those of you who are new to my blog, my husband makes these gorgeous, hand turned acrylic (and sometimes wood) seam rippers on his old Craftsman lathe. This is a hobby for him so he doesn’t have a lot of time to make them but every now and then, he will produce a beautiful batch like this for me to sell in my Etsy shop. Because of the demands on his time from work and family, we are no longer accepting custom orders. So, get them while they last!

seamripper sharpening

Mark takes a lot of pride in his work and the handles of his seam rippers are smooth as can be and polished to a high shine. Like any tool that is used a lot, your seam ripper might need occasional sharpening so he has this tip for you. You can buy a set of fine needle files and sharpen your blade periodically. He found the set that we use on Amazon for about $7.

This batch of seam rippers has a couple of new colors:

gold pearl

Meet gold pearl

blue sky

and Blue Sky Pastel Crush. I kinda want to keep both of them but I am trying to be good!

The seam rippers are available for sale now right here.


  1. He makes you just want them all!! His work is just beautiful!

  2. Don’t they just look good enough to eat??? (Ill advised.,.)

  3. The lime-colored one is mine… all mine… šŸ™‚

  4. I bagged a zebra šŸ˜€

  5. My husband and I turn also. I’ve done pens and wine bottle toppers, but I would love to try this. Do you know where your husband get his supplies? Is it online or local? I’m also in MA. I would love to make my own seam ripper!

  6. The top picture would be such a cool framed photo!

    One day I am going to buy myself another one….for my sewing kit. The green one I bought sits at my sewing machine and I use it almost every day….oops…guess I just outed myself as someone that is constantly ripping out a seam!;)

  7. I was gifted one of these, and I love it! Thanks for the sharpening tip!

  8. Those are just so cool!! That would make me look forward to using my seam-ripper!!

  9. Oh they are beautiful, clever Mark. And what a great tip for how to sharpen them. Lovely.

  10. A dose of beauty during a frustrating job sounds divine.

  11. Wow! two days and sold out. Please post when they are available again. And thanks for the sharpening tip!

  12. What a beautiful tool for a miserable job. Can’t wait for the new ones to be ready. I need that gold pearl one! Please post when available.

  13. April Perrino / Quilter's Quarters says:

    I’m a quilt shop owner looking to purchase seam rippers for the store.. Do you sell wholesale?

  14. Carol Hansen says:

    Would love to buy at least one of these. Can you let me know where I can get one?

  15. Hi there,
    I understand this is an old post, but I have just found it -and would dearly love to order or purchase one if your husband still makes them from time to time.
    Hope you might let me know if that’s a possibility.
    All the best,

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