Star De-Tailor

Star De-Tailor

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$5.50  $4.99

(45 reviews)

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Item: SD1
Type: Needlecraft Accessories
Designer: CompuStitch

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!
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Reviews From Customers Who Purchased This Item

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.


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