This is a nifty tool. I use it to press seams when I can’t be bothered getting up from the sewing machine to use the iron. It’s called a Finger Presser and is manufactured by Clover. I bought mine to use when I was patchwork piecing but I discovered recently that it works very effectively to press the seams when I am sewing zippers.
You can press a seam by running your finger along it. The heat and pressure of your finger presses it flat to some degree. This tool uses the same idea but avoids the potential dirt and grease from your finger transferring to the fabric, which can be helpful on a hot, steamy day in Queensland!
Why press seams?
- It creates a neat finish.
- It helps fix pieces in place before you add the next piece.
- Pressing seams one way or another can help patchwork points fit together neatly.
- It holds them in place while you top stitch. (as I do on zippers)
So whether you’re creating patchwork masterpieces, clothes or pencil cases, pressing seams is important and this little tool can help.
Do you iron seams? Or finger press? Or use a tool of some kind?
Note: I’m not being paid to share this little gem – I just use it and like it. But you can find them on Amazon via this affiliate link if you’re interested.
That is pretty cool tool, thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome, Mandy. I find it useful
What a neat tool! I had not seen them before reading this-gonna have to get one now! I do press everything, with my steam iron. It just creates a professional finish, that tells your customer they matter to you. Your product is going out, and will be in use for years, with your name on it. The customer doesn’t care if it was midnight, or you’d been sewing for 5 hours, or for whatever reason you were too tired to press the seams. It will show, and speak for you in a positive or negative way, about the quality of your product; and the integrity of your business for years to come.
So true, Kathy. The finish of your products is really important I think.
Pang Jie Jie says
Thanks for sharing. Great tips on it. Never know there is a finger presser. Will get one to use.
You’re welcome! Hope it’s useful to you
Sarah Lou says
nifty tool!! I grabbed some of that fabric as well – just to beautiful not too!!
I have some of the blue/ green version of that fabric too, Sarah Lou – too cute!
I always iron seams; the exercise of getting up from my chair to walk the metre and a half to my ironing board is good for me! LOL
Good point, Lynne! Maybe I should count it as exercise…
Thanks for the tip. I nabbed one of these at Spotlight today. Working a treat already. 🙂