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Oh NO!- That's what goes through my mind when I have to finish a curvy hem... I know I have to iron it first but, how to do it without burning my fingers??? I hope this will help!

Technique Materials

Cardboard or and old magazine, aluminum foil, the pattern of the piece, iron, scissors, marker and tape.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.08 PMby ruthw

    My fingers are so hardened to heat after years of cooking and pressing my sewing that my first thought was that I didn’t need this method, but on inspection, this method also has the advantage of holding the heat on the fabric for longer so that the pressing will be more permanent and longer lasting. It seems even more effective than using a clapper in the traditional way. Also, I like your ideas about economy – it’s not just good for the environment to save and reuse resources, it’s good for my wallet! Very good tutorial.

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    Sep 15, 2010, 08.49 PMby Yuko Kanai

    You just saved my life. Thank you!!!

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    Nov 10, 2008, 01.52 PMby yoko-1

    Two thumbs up from me :o) Thanks. This is great

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    Oct 1, 2008, 08.59 PMby smnr

    That’s an ingenious, great idea but could’ve done without the environmental preachyness, sorry.

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    Aug 11, 2008, 04.58 PMby karencilla

    Thank you all, for your nice comments. I’m glad that this helped!

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    Aug 10, 2008, 09.30 AMby marmota-b

    That’s awesome! Thank you so, so much for these hemming How To’s!

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    Aug 9, 2008, 03.00 AMby carottesauvage

    You clever lady! Not only you read Vogue to the core but you give it some substance by using it in such a way ;) Words up! XX

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    Aug 8, 2008, 05.16 PMby kindystar

    WoW! you make it look so easy!! I will try that!! I apreciate a loot your belives about enviroment!!! not so much people think about that this days!

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    Aug 7, 2008, 12.02 PMby mirela

    Very smart! thank you! I did think first, what about the aluminum…but if you reuse then it’s ok

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    Aug 6, 2008, 02.20 AMby anajan

    Such a clever idea! Thanks for this how to!

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    Aug 6, 2008, 12.59 AMby Hedda Nilsen

    Not only is that an excellent idea, but I really like your environmental approach. :-)

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    Aug 5, 2008, 08.16 PMby flowerinthesun

    wow.. what GREAT idea! this is a tip i’ll be using quite often!!

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    Aug 5, 2008, 07.04 PMby jellybean

    Oh wow, what a great idea, Karencilla. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this. It’s always been something I’ve had trouble with, but your idea makes it seem much more manageable.

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    Aug 5, 2008, 02.16 PMby benedikta

    cool cool cool, all I can say, I would have never thought of this..

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