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Posted on: 8/18/08 6:15 PM
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I'm not sure if this has been posted before, if so sorry. When pressing open small seams in difficult places, like for example the curved seam between the outer and inner brim in a sewn hat, wearing one of the oven gloves designed to resist higher temperatures lets you press over a finger, and this is quicker and easier than arranging the seam over a pressing ham or roll. The best gloves for this are the ones knitted from nomex ( by dupont),

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sewtime said... (8/20/08 2:17 PM) Reply
What a great tip! Now I need to pick up a glove so I can try this, Thank you for the tip!
Sarah J Doyle said... (8/19/08 3:32 PM) Reply
This is a GREAT idea - would never have thought about it. Thanks for the tip! http://SewingBusiness.com
Nancy Anne said... (8/19/08 12:27 PM) Reply
What a great idea! I'm going to add a clean oven glove to my iron ensemble!
ClareinStitches said... (8/19/08 8:44 AM) Reply
Inspired tip! Thank you.
 
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