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pressing knits (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 3/1/07 11:04 AM
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I learned this tip for pressing knits from Emma Seabrooke at the recent sewing expo in Tampa Fl.

She recommends pressing seams as you go when sewing knit fabrics. But to avoid damage or shine from an iron, she steams the seam with an iron and then presses a clapper over the seam.

I tried this at home and was happy with the results.
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Mary Stiefer said...
Pardon me for being so dumb - but - what is a clapper. The only time I ever heard that term is on a TV commercial where the elderly lady is in bed, claps her hands and turns the lights off - LOL
3/1/07 11:41 AM
Susan M said...
What a great idea! I will use this in the furture. (A clapper is a piece of wood that absorbs the heat from the fabric. This helps quickly "set" the area that was pressed. This keeps the pressed look in the cloth. You can buy a ready made clapper which is usually attached to a point presser or the June Tailor Board or you can substitute a piece of clean, smooth block of wood.)
3/1/07 12:30 PM
Beezer said...
a clapper is a traditional tailor's tool. It is a smooth wooden block used to create sharp creases or flatten bulky seams.
3/1/07 12:31 PM
Leslie in Austin said...
Gee, thanks Mary, I'm going to be singing that silly jingle the rest of the night. ;-)
3/1/07 8:05 PM
PoppyB said...
Thanks for this, Beezer. I was at the Expo, too, and learned a whole lot. Can't wait until next year. PoppyB
3/2/07 7:06 AM

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