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« on: March 12, 2008 01:22:41 AM »

I just made a really neat hat, from this tutorial...

http://curiouslycrafty.wordpress.com/milinery/

As you can see it calls for a "ham" which is optional. Well, after getting this hat assembled I noticed it would come in really handy to get my seams flat. I've been looking online for one, but still can't find it. Anyone know where I can get one? I suppose I could make one, but if there was one that was made out of wood or something I think it might hold up better.

BTW here's my hat, seams not pressed and no button at the top, so I guess it's not totally finished. Wink

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008 03:28:11 AM »

Seam roll or tailors ham is what your looking for some on this site. http://www.sews.com/notions/pressing/pressing.html
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008 09:22:29 AM »

I decided I needed an ironing ham, too, so started thrifting for one - I don't remember seeing them BEFORE I decided I wanted to buy one, but once I started looking for a ham for myself, I keep finding them.  They run in 2nd hand stores between 4-7 dollars around here (eugene oregon area).  Good luck!
PS someone told me I could make my own, but since it has to be stuffed SO TIGHT, I decided not to attempt it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008 03:06:26 PM »

AH HA! I knew there was another name for them that was eluding me! lol You guys are awesome! Thanks so much!!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008 04:47:36 PM »

I found my pressing ham at a thrift store.  I paid $1.75 for it, and it was still in its original package!
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2008 04:58:34 PM »

Well, we have excellent thrift stores out here, now I have an excuse to go shopping! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2008 08:24:50 PM »

They should sell them at fabric stores like Hancock Fabrics and Joann's.
http://www.hancockfabrics.com/product/iMainCat/4218/iSubCat/4221/iProductID/7614/7614.html
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat3584&PRODID=prd10317
Also a ham and pressing roll are a little different, pressing rolls are used more for sleeves and such
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2008 10:59:52 AM »

You will love your pressing aides - invest in them, they will be good to you. JoAnn's has them, wait for a 50% off notions sale and snap 'em up.
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2008 11:13:18 AM »

I've been sewing practically my whole life, and it never occurred to me to buy pressing aides. lol But I've got the ham now, I'm sure I'll be buying others later.  Wink
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