Tailor’s ham is a kind of a small pillow used for pressing seams and hems during garment construction. It’s very convenient tool for pressing darts, pleats, princess seams, sleeves seams, etc. Here is a step-by-step tutorial how you can make it for all your sewing needs.
My favorite pressing tools I use for sewing are irons, ironing stations, ironing and pressing boards, a tailor’s ham and a press cloth. They make my sewing life easier. I really can’t finish any sewing project without them. I hope this information will help you in your sewing adventure.
For most people who sew irons are the second big expense after a sewing machine. I have put together this iron buying guide to help you navigate the process of choosing (and buying) your next iron. Getting an iron can be as complicated as figuring out which sewing machine would suit you best. So I compiled some information and advice, backed by my big sewing experience.
Looking to buy a serger?Coverstitch machine? Here is the list of best selling sergers and coverstitch machines on Amazon as of November 2017.
Looking to buy an entry-level sewing machine? This guide is a comparison of best-selling sewing machines for beginners on Amazon in 2017. Buying a sewing machine on Amazon is always difficult and there is always a chance that once you buy an item you will simply not like it, or will not be able to adapt to its peculiarities. Amazon is of course unbeatable, both in selection and price. But the same selection poses a huge problem: what to buy, and how to decipher the ratings? I will try to explain how I am doing it.
I think people who sew are always interested in any tool that could help to save time and improve accuracy.
There are myriads of sewing tools, accessories and notions on the market now. And the assortment is all the time expanding, new inventions are created constantly to greatly simplify the work and help in mastering some sewing techniques.
In this guide, I will tell you which sewing tools and accessories will definitely be needed for sewing curved hems and edges. I will not describe all common sewing tools and notions you already have like sewing machines, needles, threads, scissors, etc. I will share only those tools that, in my opinion, can be useful to sew curved hems, that can make sewing easier and more enjoyable and your projects look more professional.
Looking to buy a sewing machine? It is always useful to get as much information as you can before making a purchase, and sewing machines are no exception. As of Nov. 3, 2017, I compiled the list of top-rated sewing machines for beginners from Amazon. All of them have relatively good reviews and ratings and the prices are not outrageous either.
Amazon currently has some great specials on sewing machines as part of their Holiday Promotions.
With new Juki serger MO 2000 QVP you can master basic serger stitches (like finishing raw edges and at the same time trimming and stitching the seams) and learn advanced techniques to embellish clothes or home decorating projects. It has 15 different types of stitches. All seams made with the serger are stretchable, so you can sew knits, jersey, spandex, lace quickly and durably. It has an amazing threading feature – so called Air Threading as well as many other features that make this serger really outstanding.
Do you want to sew knits and stretchy woven fabric with a straight stitch of your regular sewing machine? You can do it with Eloflex – innovative stretchable thread from Coats. Just wind the bobbin with Eloflex thread and use the thread both in the needle and the bobbin to sew stretchy fabric. Eloflex thread is quite strong and it expands with the fabric so seams don’t pop out when stretched.