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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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
M.L.
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
J.B.
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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N.H.
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
M.B.
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!

M
M.k.
Easy tailors ham

Excellent pattern, very easy to follow and quick to make. I used a cotton on one side and a piece of velvet on the other side. I stuffed mine with scraps of quilting wadding. I have saved myself £15 by making my own tailors ham.

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w.w.
Superior to shop bought

I made both hams and am very pleased with the results. I did use the recommended wood based stuffing and it was a very messy process and I found stitching the gap difficult to obtain a really invisible finish due to both inner and outer fabrics being stitched together and given it was essential to stuff in as much as possible. Nevertheless it was worth the effort.

V
V.W.
Easy and so useful

A very easy pattern to follow. I made mine with leftover plaid and flannel and use it every day. Thanks!

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
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(27)
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R
R.
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
M.L.
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
J.B.
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
N.H.
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
M.B.
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!

M
M.k.
Easy tailors ham

Excellent pattern, very easy to follow and quick to make. I used a cotton on one side and a piece of velvet on the other side. I stuffed mine with scraps of quilting wadding. I have saved myself £15 by making my own tailors ham.

w
w.w.
Superior to shop bought

I made both hams and am very pleased with the results. I did use the recommended wood based stuffing and it was a very messy process and I found stitching the gap difficult to obtain a really invisible finish due to both inner and outer fabrics being stitched together and given it was essential to stuff in as much as possible. Nevertheless it was worth the effort.

V
V.W.
Easy and so useful

A very easy pattern to follow. I made mine with leftover plaid and flannel and use it every day. Thanks!