The Star De-Tailor is great for finishing that one last stitch when the floss is too short. Simply insert the long wire through the back of stitches, catch the too-short ends and pull them through!
Reviews From Customers Who Purchased This Item
from United States on 04/27/2021 I recently purchased a Star De-Tailor cross stitch tool to help secure very short ending threads on my cross stitch projects. It tool works very well in catching these small threads. I ended up purchasing a couple more Star De-Tailor tools to keeps as back-ups and gifts for friends.
from United States on 02/16/2021 - Awesome little tool Love this tool, use it most times I cross stitch, works great
from United States on 02/02/2021 - Wire too flexible The wire is far too flexible for this to be used on a regular basis. I really thought it would be great to get those last little pieces of floss through but since the wire is so flexible, it's hard to get it under stitches on the back. I found that it was hard to pull the floss back through as well and it ended up messing up the tension on that particular stitch. Maybe I just need more practice. As it stands, I would absolutely NOT use it on a piece I'll be framing or giving away as a gift.
from United States on 01/28/2021 - Love it! Works great especially for when you try to use every spec of your thread as I do!
from United States on 01/19/2021 - Okay but Could be Better To it’s credit, it has removed a few thread tangles that would have been impossible without it. However, it would be more useful for burying thread if it were a tad less flexible. It is not easy to go under existing stitches and using a needle to get the thread through the thing defeats the purpose. I think it is overpriced for how limited it’s use.
from United States on 01/13/2021 - I love this thing I had one of these, and misplaced it, and immediately ordered another one. It's a simple thing, but oh so helpful, for getting the most out of that very last bit of floss.
from United States on 11/18/2020 This works really well with ball-point needles(the best) to weave thread ends under the back stitches on the project.
from United States on 11/09/2020 - A must-have tool! This is just what I needed when I have just a couple moresl stitches and I don’t want to start a new length of thread I don’t otherwise need. It’s so easy to use too!
from United States on 11/09/2020 - Great tool I have used this tool a few times when my thread was too short to rethread and bury. Perfect solution.
from United States on 09/30/2020 - Star de Tailor Very useful tool! I never knew it existed until someone recommended it in one of the
facebook Cross Stitching groups. When your thread is too short and you need to tuck the end on the back, the Star De-Tailor makes the process very easy! I use it all the time now!
from United States on 09/24/2020 - Star De-Tailor I'd forgotten how useful this item is...love it!!!
from United States on 03/12/2020 I cannot stitch without it!
from United States on 01/15/2020 - Fun sharing a gadget. I love the Star De-Tailor so much, I bought them to share with my stitching friends.
from Israel on 12/01/2019 - nice idea nice idea,work very well,but need to use a glue, because the string got out from inside the starhowever it is expensive one
from United States on 08/26/2019 - Star De-Tailor This is just the most useful tool I own. This is great for tucking in tails, especially when you are using specialty threads that you don't want to waste. It's wonderful for when you get down to the last few stitches of a thread color that is ending. It does take a little practice, and is easier for larger count fabrics like 32, I've even used on 36 count but it does take a little wrangling.
from United States on 08/24/2019 - A necessary tool? I didn't know how often I would use the Star De-Tailor but since I've received it, I surprised myself by how often I am using it. It is very helpful for tucking away threads. It really would make a great little gift.
from United States on 07/14/2019 - Handy Tool This product works great to tuck in tails of floss unless the stitches are very tight in which case it's difficult to put it through them. It works better than most other similar items and the price is certainly right!
from United States on 02/26/2019 - Great...When it Works I really like this tool, although as Stitcherista's 2 videos show, it can be a bit of a PITA to use. It works well for me on even weaves and Aida up to 18 count. It doesn't do so well for me on 22 count Aida. My stitches tend to be a little tighter on that fabric and it's often impossible to slide the tool under my stitches. But when it works, it's great.
from United States on 02/07/2019 - where has this been? This is the answer to all my stitching prayers! It helps pull those snagged back stitches that would just hang there.
from United States on 01/19/2019 - Handy Purchase I love this little tool. It works great to tie down the cut ends if hanging or the loose ends of a thread start to allow for a very neat project so no loose ends show on the framed piece. So glad I found this and gave it a try.
from United States on 10/09/2018 - Great idea but it needs some work I had a really hard time using this at first but I found a video online of someone showing how to have the thread under it and they used a needle to pull the thread into the open space. That made it easier to use but my biggest problem is that the tip catches and cuts the floss or at least some of the strands. It is too just too sharp. It would be great if the wire were more rigid also. I have a hard time getting it to slip under stitches. I have quit using this tool because of it cutting my thread when I pull it through. The last time I had to undo some of my stitching because the tail was too short to secure after using this tool.
from United States on 09/22/2018 - A very handy tool I purchased this because I saw Stitcherista demonstrate it on youtube. This cute little gadget does just what it's supposed to - it is great for hiding those really short thread tails! It also helps when you have a thread tangle on the back of your work. You just snip the tangle and hide the two resulting ends.
from United States on 09/12/2018 Sturdy thread, seam repair, helps with tidbits of yarn finishes
from United States on 08/06/2018 Not impressed... I've tried to use it a couple of times with no success
from United States on 07/16/2018 Just used this the other day, it works great, pulled that 1 inch thread through the stitches, with no trouble.
from United States on 05/02/2018 - Great aid Handy gadget that will help to secure loose threads in a cross stitch project.
from United States on 03/27/2018 - Great Tool This is a necessary tool for any stitcher. The wire is strong and easy to insert under stitches and easily tucks in short threads.
from United States on 03/20/2018
from United States on 03/16/2018 - Love this! This tiny tool is the solution to a problem I have had from my first days of stitching. I am so happy to have a solution, especially one as small, inexpensive, and cute as this one!
from United States on 02/10/2018 - Works well So much easier than my old method of using loops of thread to pull ends through. Less yanking and less risk of changing the tension of my stitches.
from United States on 01/01/2018 - indispensable gadget This is an indispensable tool, for working with thread-ends, for frogging and fixing mistakes. Plus. It's pretty, with its lovely iridcent star.
from United States on 09/30/2017 - Love It Easy to hold. Works great and is pretty!
from United States on 09/18/2017 - An Oldie but Goodie These have been around decades...there is a reason...they are absolutely great to pull short ends or wayward stitches....I always include one in gift bags for stitching events.
from United States on 06/23/2017 - Amazing Product
from United States on 05/20/2017 - My best friend I use this to weave in the ends of my thread after I finish stitching and for threads that I did not catch when I start my stitching. It is reasonably priced too. That is why I go to 123 Stitch first for all my stitching needs.
from United States on 05/02/2017 - Very nice tool This little tool is just right for pulling threads through the back of the work stitches when the thread is too short to do with the needle. I think I will order a second one to have as a spare in case something happens with one.
from United States on 03/17/2017 - great help this little tool is a great help, easy to see and pick up and the right tool to pull a thread where you want it !
from United States on 02/22/2017 - Cute and useful This item really helps me with those too short threads on the back of a project. When the needle falls off my thread and it's too hard to thread and the end is so short, I just slide this under some stitches, thread the floss through it and slide it back under the stitches. So easy and such a great tool. I'm so happy I have it. And I think the star on it is super cute too.
from United States on 02/11/2017 - Nifty Tool While I wasn't sure if I would use this, I liked the concept of being able to pull that short floss tail under other stitches. It works like a charm. It's very light, so I attached, to the top of the star, a length of floss with a big button on it. That way, I won't accidentally lose it. Bought one for my sister too!
from United States on 10/23/2016 - The best tool for those short ends These are superior to the wire and hook tools that cost much more and these are not so prone to breakage. The only problem I ever had was losing them, but attaching them to a small chain and charm solved that. Best value, great product.
from United States on 09/17/2016 - Great time saver! How did I get along without this? It saves time, floss money, and frustration.
from United States on 07/31/2016 - Perfect item. Though I have not yet used this item, I know it will work like a charm. It will be much better than trying to thread that little bit of "tail" through the narrow eye of a needle to hide it behind other stitches.
from United States on 07/08/2016 - Star De-Tailor Brilliant piece of equipment. Many uses. I especially like it when I use up my thread and have a very short tail.
from United States on 05/25/2016 - Brilliant!! What an ingenious little tool that comes in handy for it's main task as well as so many other times as well. It serves its function as the best way to end your stitching and secure that just too short piece of thread we all find ourselves with occasionally. It's the perfect tool for the job!! I'm so glad I bought 2.
from United States on 05/12/2016 - Fantastic Tool! I am pleasantly surprised at how well this works. It is easy to run it under a few stitches on the back of my project and pull my tails through. I love that it sticks to my needle minder also. Keeps it close and handy.
from United States on 03/21/2016 - A stitcher's star! As a stitcher I am borderline obsessive when it comes to using every bit of a floss strand. Thanks to this tool I can sleep at night! My orts are consistently less than an inch long! And the back of my project is almost as lovely as the front!!
from United States on 11/10/2015 - LOVE IT! I bought the first one because I love new gadgets and it quickly became a necessity. Unfortunately, I lost my first one and I complained so much about missing it my friend sent me one, lol. I have since purchased another to have as a back up in case I lose or break one.
from United States on 06/29/2015 - A must have I have had a star de-tailor for a couple of years and absolutely love it. It's great for when you need to fix a mistake, you can just take out a couple stitches and tuck the ends with it. I won't do a major project without it.
from United States on 04/28/2015 - handy This tool is great for tucking in those small bits ends that I get when I've unpicked just a few stitches. The hardest part is getting the thread in the loop. I wish it had a hook it something. I might use a loran needle threader for that.
from United States on 04/08/2015 - An absolute must-have! This is an absolute must-have for every stitcher! I use it all the time!
from United States on 03/24/2015 - Halfway There... My Mardina's Dololly broke, so very sorry to say. This is as good as the loop portion on that dololly. Now all I need is a hook as good as the Mardina's was. For running floss under other stitches. Perfect when you don't have quite as much floss left as you might hope.
from United States on 01/20/2015 - Must have tool for stitchers! Love how thin it is easily slides under stitches even on 40 ct! It is easy to loose being so thin I attached a cell phone charm to the top loop by the star. Haven't misplaced since. I own two and will never be without!
from United States on 11/29/2014 - Awesome Tool! What a great device for securing the last "too short length of thread" on your needlework. I keep mine at my side at all times. Cynthia
from United States on 09/26/2014 - Not Just for sewing I love using the Star De-Taylor for picking up stitches while knitting socks and baby sweaters. I don't have to worry about splitting the yarn where the stitches need to be picked up.
from United States on 04/18/2014 - Can't live without it I just purchased my second of these, and I should have bought a backup. When my first one finally broke I deeply regretted not having a backup one.
from United States on 01/19/2014 - The star of my order This is wonderful. I stitch until the last little end is impossible to thread and pull thru the back. This thing has been a lifesaver.
from United States on 11/29/2013 - Catch those ends This is a great tool for securing the short ends of threads on your work. I had been looking for a tool like this and finally found it on 123 Stitch. This is a great shop with reasonable prices. Connie Moser
from United States on 11/19/2013 - I can pull threads through again! I'm so glad to be able to pull threads through again my "My Favorite Do-Lolly" died. I wish the De-Tailor had a hook attached to make it easier to grab threads.