Tailor's Pressing Ham

Tailor's Pressing Ham

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We're pleased to offer you a FREE pattern for a Tailor's Pressing Ham.  A firmly-stuffed, rounded pressing mould, a tailor's pressing ham is indispensable when pressing curved or shaped seams. 

This pattern includes pieces for both a regular ham and a sleeve ham.

Take the time to press seams well, and we think you'll be thrilled with the results.  We hope you find it to be a useful addition to your sewing supplies.

Lisa  xox

Customer Reviews

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Rachel (Auckland, NZ)
Thumb workout

Made the sleeve ham, got super confused about lining and inner/right and wrong sides together when reading from instruction sheet; so in the end just used common sense and it worked out. Over thinking it, maybe?! Used sawdust and packed like crazy one evening in front of telly. had to keep stopping for rests as my thumbs got so sore! I packed that ham like the car boot on a camping trip!!

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Matilda (Sydney, AU)
Hamming it up!!

I loved the pattern So easy to do. I made the hams with wool on one side & cotton on the other. Happy with the results

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Margaret Thorpe (Coventry, GB)
Tailor's Ham, free pattern

Great pattern, money saving and stash busting. Well worth the effort. Easy to follow instruction, and I had all the requirements in my stash. I stuffed it with Aubiose ( as I am allergic to sawdust). It works well and I am delighted with this addition to my sewing kit. Many thanks for a great idea.

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Rachel (Derby, GB)
Fantastic pattern

Thank you for the free pattern.
It's really straightforward and easy to sew.
I used cheap tartan fat quarters and a twill remnant to make them and stuffed them with wood shavings from the pet shop.
I found it tricky to stuff them but my husband cut down a pop bottle to make a funnel and we used a bamboo cane to poke the stuffing in.
I now have fantastic useful hams in my sewing kit.

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Melanie Loseth (Cranbrook, CA)
Tailor's Pressing Ham

Twig + Tale patterns come with great tips. I recommend following ALL the tips on Twig + Tale patterns as they are brilliant. Sewing the lining opening hole separately from the outer fabric helped me be able to make a neater finished seam without having to contend with the stuffing. I used suit wool for the whole piece and wood shavings for the stuffing. I know this will be a great addition to my sewing tools and a huge help in making my next Sunny Hat. Thank you for the free patterns and your attention to detail in the instructions!

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Jennifer Bartoszewicz (Solihull, GB)
Trailers pressing ham

I made the pressing hams. I didn’t have any wool fabric so l recycled a pair of denim jeans and used reversed side.Stuffed them wood shavings bought from a local pet shop. A nice little project.

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Naomi Hinks (Oxford, GB)
Great scrap buster and useful aid

I had a happy day making up the beanbag pattern weights (from the blog) and the tailor’s ham. Easy to put together abs with the scraps left from my weights making and other projects (plus chopped up outgrown undies) I have a nicely stuffed ham! And a much clearer fabric drawer.

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Martina Blanco (Olivos, AR)
Great as usual ☺️

I love this pattern. It really helps me to achieve a better finished product. I just love everything T+T has to offer. And the freebies are amazing!

Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
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Rachel (Auckland, NZ)
Thumb workout

Made the sleeve ham, got super confused about lining and inner/right and wrong sides together when reading from instruction sheet; so in the end just used common sense and it worked out. Over thinking it, maybe?! Used sawdust and packed like crazy one evening in front of telly. had to keep stopping for rests as my thumbs got so sore! I packed that ham like the car boot on a camping trip!!

M
Matilda (Sydney, AU)
Hamming it up!!

I loved the pattern So easy to do. I made the hams with wool on one side & cotton on the other. Happy with the results

M
Margaret Thorpe (Coventry, GB)
Tailor's Ham, free pattern

Great pattern, money saving and stash busting. Well worth the effort. Easy to follow instruction, and I had all the requirements in my stash. I stuffed it with Aubiose ( as I am allergic to sawdust). It works well and I am delighted with this addition to my sewing kit. Many thanks for a great idea.

R
Rachel (Derby, GB)
Fantastic pattern

Thank you for the free pattern.
It's really straightforward and easy to sew.
I used cheap tartan fat quarters and a twill remnant to make them and stuffed them with wood shavings from the pet shop.
I found it tricky to stuff them but my husband cut down a pop bottle to make a funnel and we used a bamboo cane to poke the stuffing in.
I now have fantastic useful hams in my sewing kit.

M
Melanie Loseth (Cranbrook, CA)
Tailor's Pressing Ham

Twig + Tale patterns come with great tips. I recommend following ALL the tips on Twig + Tale patterns as they are brilliant. Sewing the lining opening hole separately from the outer fabric helped me be able to make a neater finished seam without having to contend with the stuffing. I used suit wool for the whole piece and wood shavings for the stuffing. I know this will be a great addition to my sewing tools and a huge help in making my next Sunny Hat. Thank you for the free patterns and your attention to detail in the instructions!

J
Jennifer Bartoszewicz (Solihull, GB)
Trailers pressing ham

I made the pressing hams. I didn’t have any wool fabric so l recycled a pair of denim jeans and used reversed side.Stuffed them wood shavings bought from a local pet shop. A nice little project.

N
Naomi Hinks (Oxford, GB)
Great scrap buster and useful aid

I had a happy day making up the beanbag pattern weights (from the blog) and the tailor’s ham. Easy to put together abs with the scraps left from my weights making and other projects (plus chopped up outgrown undies) I have a nicely stuffed ham! And a much clearer fabric drawer.

M
Martina Blanco (Olivos, AR)
Great as usual ☺️

I love this pattern. It really helps me to achieve a better finished product. I just love everything T+T has to offer. And the freebies are amazing!