WeAllSew Tutorial: How to Make a Pressing Ham
If there is one thing that all garment sewers know, it's that you are usually doing a lot of pressing. But how do press that perfect piece every time? Look no further, because Megann Freese over at WeAllSew has a fast and easy pattern to make you a Pressing Ham, also known as a tailor’s ham, that will help you press your garments right each and every time!
"How do you feel about ironing? Is it something you love to do or dread doing? It may seem odd, but I am someone who actually enjoys ironing. For me, it symbolizes the starting and the ending of most of my projects because I usually start and end with pressing! However, there are a lot of times that I am pressing after each step. And as someone who makes a lot of garments, there are always curved, dimensional pieces involved. Because of this, a pressing ham is a staple in my sewing room. It is one of those notions that you do not think you need until you actually need it.
If you are in need of a pressing ham right now, you have come to the right place. This pattern is fast and easy to create and will help you continue on with your sewing projects after a perfect pressing.
You may also know a pressing ham as a tailor’s ham, as this notion is often used when pressing garments during construction. The ham replicates the dimensions of the body. Pressing hams are great to fill in curves to help create a flat seam, free of tucks or ripples. When you cannot get that perfect press, you may just be needing a pressing ham to fill in the empty space."
Watch the video tutorial below.