Ironing Curved Seams On Tailor's Ham
Have you ever trued to iron a curved seam on a flat ironing board? If the answer is yes, you already know that not only is this difficult and quite uncomfortable to do, the finished seam may incur some accidental wrinkles and not lay as smooth and flat as desired.
A tailor's ham provides a great addition to your regular ironing board, allowing you to comfortably and efficiently iron curved, organic seams. A tailor's ham is an oval, semi-soft structure that conventionally, is lined with a wool (or textured cotton) fabric on one side and a plain cotton fabric on the other. The wool holds steam providing a more effective, non-slip ironing surface.
The subtle curved structure allows curved seams to mold naturally over the tailor's ham surface. The seams can be ironed comfortably optimizing the seam's smoothness. The seam can be shifted along the surface of the tailor's ham as you iron....