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    need puffer jacket help

    OK I give up! I have 3 jcp puffer jackets and I have seen the thread
    where puffer jackets were disassembled into all there parts. both sleeves, two front panels and back panel.

    Looking at the millions of stitches that need to be removed, I don't even
    know where to begin. It looks like it will take hours and hours to do.

    Is there a good starting point or some good method to use?

    I thought I had patience until I removed about an inch of seam and looked at
    the miles of seam left to rip.

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    once you get it started,pull the threads apart slightly, this exposes the thread to be cut like skinning an animal. Cut a little pull apart more cut etc. It will go quicker. Just watch that thread is all you cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairbear View Post
    once you get it started,pull the threads apart slightly, this exposes the thread to be cut like skinning an animal. Cut a little pull apart more cut etc. It will go quicker. Just watch that thread is all you cut.
    Plus 1.

    This was the first diy related thing I have ever done. It was a bit daunting at first but I put on the TV and kept my rhythm. Before I knew it I had two sleeves.
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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    If I rip the seams it looks like it will free the down to come out. I think I might sew
    two seams where I want it to come apart and then cut between the seams.

    Looks like I will be at the Cuivre river hang. I saw that you had signed up for it.

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    I found using a seam ripper that has one prong protected by a plastic bead very helpful.
    Most seams have a narrow strip of material "seam tape" sewn over them, which is easier to remove if you snip a few threads to get started, then place the beaded prong under the seam tape, and pull the seam tape towards the seam ripper while under tension. Once this is removed, use a similar technique to pull the seam you are trying to cut towards the seam ripper while you keep tension on the material on both sides of the seam, exposing the thread you want to cut without snagging the nylon material. I hold the ripper between my thumb and index finger to direct it, and prop the handle against my chest while pulling the material apart and towards me.

    Both processes are much easier for those that have 3 hands.

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    Apply traction to the seam, have excellent light, cut slowly, a stitch at a time. Put some sound on that you like. Stop when you are tired. Tiredness leads to oops, oh heck. Much easier to stop than cut something that should not be cut.

    Sewing is a creative process. Go slow, enjoy the experience. Ripping out seams is part of the process of using a thread injector to create gear.

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