Guest post from Marrie B
Miss Crayola Creepy 6:00 AMAloha! I'm out of town right now (for work, so not technically a vacation) and I asked my talented friend, Marrie B, to do a guest post. She's one of my blogging buddies, although since we met in person last month I can now officially call her my "real life" buddy too :) If you haven't checked out her blog yet, then I highly recommend you change that. Her site is one of my favorites! Thanks for guest posting, Marrie!
Hi there! My name is Marrie and I blog at purlsandpleats.wordpress.com. I was really honored when Erin asked me to do a guest post for her while she’s in New Orleans. I’ve been following her since the Sew Colette days, and can honestly say that sewalong was a game changer for me – and was when I really fell in love with garment sewing. So I’ll always be thankful to Erin for co-hosting Sew Colette and opening up my sewing world.
Anyway, onto the topic of this post . . . today I’ve got a pressing tip for you. To get really crisp seams and to even control unruly bias tape, try using a clapper. If you’re not familiar with it, a clapper is a wood block that you place over your fabric right after pressing, and it helps the heat and steam from the iron to penetrate the fabric.
If you’d like a clapper of your own, they are available for purchase for around $20-$30. Or, you can just pick up a piece of wood from the hardware store. My clapper is a left over piece of a 4x4 that I found in the garage. A piece of 2x4 should work just as well. Although I do suggest gently sanding any wood you might use so that it won’t snag delicate fabric. Happy sewing and pressing, everyone! ☺