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Video: Pressing Templates for a Sharp Edge

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. rlt | | #1

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

    Sandra Taylor

  2. PattLytle | | #2

    Great information. Thank you.

  3. PABarnes | | #3

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

  4. chicagochef | | #4

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

  5. heather36 | | #5

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

  6. StarrMarlene | | #6

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

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