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Video: Pressing Templates for a Sharp Edge

Nov 02, 2008

Gary Junken

with Linda Lee

A simple manila folder can become a template for both straight and curved edges. Linda Lee, author and owner of The Sewing Workshop, demonstrates how easy it is to create perfectly pressed hems and pockets. These templates can be made to any size and are great for slippery material or matching two rounded corners. Lee also demonstrates the proper motion to use with the iron to avoid burned fingers.

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  1. User avater StarrMarlene March 25th

    What a great tip! You've got me looking at file folders in a whole new light.

  2. User avater heather36 July 26th

    great idea, I will certainly use it. - Trawling through all the techniques has given me plenty of ideas - Thanks

  3. chicagochef April 8th

    Great Tip - I will no longer dread sewing patch pockets!

  4. User avater PABarnes March 4th

    This was very neat.
    I love the simplicity of it all.
    Thanks for the tip.
    I will use it for my sewing group.

  5. PattLytle November 7th

    Great information. Thank you.

  6. rlt December 17th

    What wonderful tips for pressing up a straight seam and rounded edges. Thank you Linda Lee!

    Sandra Taylor

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