New Hampshire USA
Member since 9/14/04
Date: 2/3/07 12:00 PM
I am looking for sources for pressing notions: hams, clappers, point pressers, etc. Where have they all gone?
Member since 11/28/01
Date: 2/3/07 12:14 PM
I entered "point presser" in the search field on top left and selected notion from the drop down and hit the go button. I got this review. You can similarly search for other notion reviews.
Point Presser Review
PR Weekend Volunteer
Member since 2/28/05
Date: 2/3/07 4:07 PM
You can get hams from a number of on-line sources like Nancy's Notions.......I read that June Tailor was discontinuing the pressing board with points, but I know that Cynthia Guffey offers one on her website.
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Member since 7/28/04
Date: 2/3/07 4:13 PM
I ordered one of C. Guffey's a couple of years ago. It doesn't hold together very well. She told me to adjust the screw hardware, but it doesn't help. I just let it go, but don't recommend based on my own experience.
I did like her narrow point, but the wood was rough. Maybe I just got a bum presser.
Have you tried Golden Hands Industries in Roswell, GA? He specializes in pressing supplies. NAYY, but a happy customer of his from sewing expos.
Member since 1/12/04
Date: 2/3/07 7:13 PM
B Black & Sons
Make your own
I've been wanting to get a point presser and clapper too, but haven't yet.
I did make a sleeve roll out of stuff that was around the house. The middle was an old worn out beach towel that was clean but very thin. I rolledit up and stitiched it together along edge. Then took some old sloper type fabric for the outside and sewed a patch of wool on one side. Wrapped up the old towel in it and hand stitched it together. Photos are in my picturetrail account.
Sorry for the blurred photos.
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January 2009 to January 2010 81 yards out and 71yards in January 2010 to the present 106.7 yards out and 146.5 yards in. January 2011 to the present: 47 yards out and 69 yards in.
Member since 8/24/02
Date: 2/4/07 11:35 AM
My point press didn't stay down into the clapper well until I placed some clear elastic over the part that went into the hole that attaches them. I can remove it if I want, and it stays in nice and tight.
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New Hampshire USA
Member since 3/19/04
Date: 2/4/07 2:50 PM
I purchased several pressing notions from Cutting Line Designs.
|Lee Ann Hawkins
Member since 1/11/03
Date: 2/5/07 1:05 AM
Hams and seam rolls can be found at Hancock's
In addition to the sites already mentioned Cecilia Podolok has very nice clappers--I love the small, just fits in my hand; she also has a classic pressing video. Her site is:http://www.ceceliapodolak.com/supply.html. Cynthia Guffey's site has a new revised version of the point presser available. If you can't find what you need on B Black's site call them, they are very helpful. Good luck!