Do I need I tailor’s board ?
I just finished sewing a blouse and realized that I could use some help refining my pressing technique on enclosed seams like collars, cuffs & facings. My seams are sometimes indented and don’t lie flat in these areas because, for example, once I’ve sewn up the collar on 3 sides I can’t get inside properly when I turn it right side out to press it. I just read on a university home extension site that a clapper or tailor’s board is used for this purpose. There are pictures of these in the pressing article in Thread’s last issue (126) but no mention of how to use them.
Any tips on how to get nice flat folded, enclosed seams or should I invest in one of these tools?
And … maybe Thread’s could do a second pressing article to show how to use all those interesting points and curves on these devices.