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.