Tools of the Trade

June 26, 2018

Raise your hand if you've ever heard of a tailor's ham. Anyone? Anyone? Buehler? If you have, we're guessing you're either an accomplished sewist, or you've researched some tricks of the trade in your quest to look your best. 

 

If you partake in pressing your clothing, you may have found yourself in a battle of iron vs. seam or dart or collar more than once. The tailor's ham is one of those life hacks you see on social media lists now (you know, "10 Life Hacks You Never Knew About"), except it has existed far longer than social media. 

 

The tailor's (or dressmaker's) ham is a very simple, yet solid, and soft, stuffed tool to help when making a garment with a curved seam. It is also extremely helpful for anyone pressing an item with curved or rounded aspects at home. Its name is derived from its shape, which is that of a ham. Yes, like a holiday ham. 

 

Some garments and other items which require pressing to get that perfect drape or crisp perfection, like button-downs, or ladies' apparel with darts, greatly benefit from the use of a tailor's ham while pressing. We are more than happy to order one for you, as well as teach you how to use it! 

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