I am a little bit addicted to the Sew Easy pressing ham (which is very high praise coming from someone who actively avoids ironing clothes!)
The Tailors Pressing Ham (also known as a pressing ham or a dressmaker’s ham) is tightly stuffed with sawdust and is perfect for ironing curved areas of clothes such as darts, necklines, waistlines and shaping collars.
I’ve been using it for my latest make – a Tilly and the Buttons Bettine dress using Art Gallery Fabrics. I wanted to add some understitching to the neckline and you can see just how difficult it is to iron that curve on a flat ironing board…
It is possible, by all means, but why make life a fiddle when there are tools and gadgets to help make life easier?! The curves on the Sew Easy pressing ham mimicks the body’s contours making it so much easier to iron curved areas of clothing.
You can see how much easier it is to iron that same area by placing it on the pressing ham’s curves rather than placing it flat on the ironing board.
There’s also a Sew Easy Sleeve Pressing Roll.
Using the same principle as the Tailors Pressing Ham, the Sleeve Pressing Roll is perfect for pressing longer seams, hard to reach seams and sleeves!
It makes pressing/ironing/dressmaking so much easier and, dare I say it, I actually enjoy ironing more when I use it…! I can’t wait to show you the finished dress (with the perfectly ironed curves!)
The Sew Easy Tailors Pressing Ham is available to buy from Minerva Crafts here.
The Sew Easy Sleeve Pressing Roll is available to buy from Minerva Crafts here.
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