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Date: 12/30/13 8:57 PM

I've found a LOT of pages on making these, but I'm looking for one I saw years back that was stuffed half to death with wet sawdust so it was much harder than using newspaper strips or wads of leftover cloth. Has anyone seen such an animal?

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Date: 12/31/13 0:34 AM

Here is a link with instructions for making a ham from sawdust, but she says selling sawdust these days is unlawful due to health reasons. (Also, forgive her naughty statue - lol!) But if you put wet sawdust in there, wouldn't it get moldy?
Making a Pressing Ham

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Subject: Making a Tailors Ham Date: 12/31/13 2:03 AM

StitchNerd on Etsy sells pressing hams that are filled with sawdust if you can't find a source.
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Subject: Making a Tailors Ham Date: 12/31/13 7:12 AM

I second the advice to buy from StitchNerd. I wanted to make one--my husband would gladly supply me with sawdust--but it seemed a difficult task. I was able to buy a ready made one from StitchNerd at a reasonable price. Her custom ones are expensive. They are a quality product and well worth the price, however.
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Subject: Making a Tailors Ham Date: 12/31/13 8:08 AM

I'm coveting those from Stitch Nerd --it's just that we're recovering from vet bills. I had found those a couple weeks ago when I bought my French Curve and Tailor's Square and then yesterday I got my Sew Stylish issue and saw an ad for them in it! I can just see them getting hard to get really soon with one person putting them together.

That's what got me to thinking about the sawdust ones. I assume there was some way the instructions got around the distinct possibility of mildew. If I made them here in the summer, the mildew wouldn't have a chance. My husband does wood turning, so he can keep me in sawdust as well.

Maybe I'll just wait a bit and get the ones at Stitch Nerd anyway. because definitely love those!

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Subject: Making a Tailors Ham Date: 12/31/13 8:10 AM

It's kind of funny that most of the homemade ones were the result of trying to save $10 on the Dritz hams due to their prohibitive cost.

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Subject: Making a Tailors Ham Date: 12/31/13 9:55 AM

About 40 years ago, my friend Rose gave me a Dritz ham for Christmas. I have not seen her in years but now she is grandmother to Christian Siriano of Project Runway fame.
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Subject: Making a Tailors Ham Date: 12/31/13 9:56 AM

About 40 years ago, my friend Rose gave me a Dritz ham for Christmas. I have not seen her in years but now she is grandmother to Christian Siriano of Project Runway fame. BTW, the ham is still in great shape!
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Subject: Making a Tailors Ham Date: 12/31/13 9:56 AM

About 40 years ago, my friend Rose gave me a Dritz ham for Christmas. I have not seen her in years but now she is grandmother to Christian Siriano of Project Runway fame. BTW, the ham is still in great shape!
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Subject: Making a Tailors Ham Date: 12/31/13 10:23 AM

I really liked Christian and was hoping he'd win. He's doing all kinds of stuff now. Not bad for a 21 year old upstart!

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