The pressing ham, known by different names including tailor’s ham and dressmaker’s ham due to its shape, is an elongated object featuring a narrower “nose” compared to the wider “seat.” 

This unique design allows us to press items without flattening them. Such tool is perfect in garment pressing for curved areas like darts, sleeves, cuffs, collars, and waistlines. For instance, when inserting darts into a garment, it helps create shaping that mimics the needed contours. Resembling the shape of a ham, it can be adapted for various garment sizes and tapering. 

So grab your sewing supplies and let’s get started on this fun and free tutorial!

This project assumes that you know how to do basic machine sewing. There are many free sources on the internet if you need further instruction on any basic techniques.

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Let’s press as pros!!!
With love,


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