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How to Sharpen Seam Rippers

Learn about how to keep your sewing supplies in good working order, plus the best way to go about sharpening a seam ripper.

How to make a tailors seam stick (wooden pressing tool).
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Make a Seam Stick for Tailoring

Make a Seam Stick for Tailoring: My wife does not just sew, but she is a seamstress who likes to do tailored garments. She recently returned from a couture sewing class where she fell in love with the seam stick. It is a wooden half-round about 18 inches long that allows ironing ...

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Rodillo, almohadilla y mitón para planchar

A medida que se va confeccionando una prenda comienzan a aparecer sus curvas y contornos, que también necesitan plancha pero que no siempre...

use a dowel to press seam allowances on a tube

sewing tips and tools: dowel

Whenever we go to the hardware store in our neighborhood, S begs to buy a dowel. She mostly uses them as pointing sticks when she plays school (who knows why, since her teachers certainly don’…

[Pressing Table With Removable Cover] IKEA table + Adjustable Legs (to tweak height to your needs) + plywood layer + cotton batting/wadding + elasticated cotton cover on top

"Just this week I completed my pressing ham collection. Yes. Completed. I’ve had a seam roll and 6×9 Dritz pressing ham for about four years now. But, I never really knew there were more hams until a post by Els at the Sewing Divas. A few months later I picked up the Dritz Guide to Modern Sewing and read about the difference between a dressmaker’s ham and a tailor’s ham..."
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I thought it might be kind of interesting to show you my pressing hams. If you find this interesting, might I suggest you listen to the Sew Forth Now Podcast with Ann of Gorgeous Things? Seriously&…

DIY tutorial: Make your own Pressing Equipment << the curious kiwi
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Mission! Complete: Pressing Equipment

Nerdy Husband and I share a love of excursions, any excuse to get out of the house is always welcomed. Generally these excursions fall under some common categories you will be familiar with, such a…

free tote bag pattern

FREE Tote Bag Pattern - My Handmade Space

This post may contain affiliate links. The Wildflower Free Tote Bag Pattern is made with a quilted exterior, webbing straps and has a roomy interior. There are two exterior pockets that you can sew using a contrasting fabric. This design allows you to … Read More

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Misses' Blouse and Pants

A New, Improved Seam Roll - Threads

Curved hardwood railing works even better than a dowel.

using sleeve roll
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Inspiration By The Yard | Fabric

Welcome to Thread & Fiber, Fabric Depot's blog about quilting, crafting, knitting, fashion, and fabric of all kinds!

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Wooden seam-stick

Seam Stick

The seam roll alternative for pressing seams.

Learn how to achieve pressing success with the June Tailor Pressing Board
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Make an Ironing Table in Minutes

Make an Ironing Table in Minutes

I first saw this idea on Pinterest and the blog post it eventually led to (it was a round-the-houses kind of link-up) was a couple of years old, so I guess there's room on the internet for my version too. Sometimes, it just seems silly getting a full-size ironing board out just for pressing a couple of seams. Well, this table is so small it can sit permanently by my sewing table. I like that. Now maybe I need a spare iron to sit there permanently too, so the man of the house doesn't get…