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Posted on: 1/27/10 4:27 AM
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I posted a while back a tip about using one of those knit oven gloves which resist high temperatures to press difficult small seams and corners. You can press right over your finger with one of these on. This tip is an update - the silicone rubber oven gloves are really useful when you are using steam on a seam and need to hold it open with the other hand. Polyester fabrics often close up on you as you try to press them and need holding open right next to the iron point. Slipping a silicone glove on your free hand lets you hold the seam where you want it and give it a shot of steam close to your protected finger. You can also pat down the still hot seam with the edge of your hand.

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jr said...
COOL :) tip! thanks Judy
1/28/10 0:23 AM
Rhoda K said...
I often wondered how good those gloves are, now I know. Thanks.
1/28/10 4:54 AM
Elaine Dougan said...
Thanks for the great tip!
1/28/10 6:10 PM
Charrlie said...
Where do you get a silicone glove and what does it look like?
1/29/10 0:51 AM
petro said...
Hi Charrlie, photo added. I got the gloves from a general discount store, they're for the kitchen really. I can't see a manufacturer name on them, there was 2 sorts in the shop, both proper 5 finger gloves, not mitts, retailing at 3 euros and 5 euros a glove - could see no difference. I'm guessing they're imported from China.
1/29/10 7:24 AM
Charrlie said...
Alright thank you very much.
1/29/10 7:20 PM
Charrlie said...
Alright thank you very much.
1/29/10 7:20 PM
said...
great idea. i burn my hands too often!
2/1/10 1:45 AM
said...
great idea. i burn my hands too often!
2/1/10 1:45 AM
bmw said...
Great idea !
2/10/10 12:26 PM
harleysistert said...
Great idea - thank you!
3/28/10 10:26 PM
pamser said...
this is a great idea always burning my finger thanks
4/17/11 3:45 AM
 
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