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Presser Clapper Design Anyone?

Teifi | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I have a woodworking husband and have asked him if he could make me a custom  presser clapper for dressmaking. I can find pictures to show him but no details on the design dimensions, particularly the top section for seams and points. Has anyone ever come across a design they can point me to?

Many thanks



  1. decoratrice | | #1

    Here are the dimensions of mine, although I don't think they are critical to the function:

    base 2 3/4 x 12 1/2 , 1 1/2 thick

    handle/point presser:  3 3/8 x 16 3/8, 3/4 thick  (all dimensions are in inches)

    The point tapers up from the bottom, and in from the sides.

    Mine is oak--no resin, and nice and heavy.

    Hope this helps.

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      JunkQueen | | #2

      Thank you

      I've been wanting to know the same thing and appreciate your taking the time to provide these dimensions.  I have been a sewer for over half a century and have never had a clapper for some reason -- procrastination, laziness, being too cheap to buy one...   LOL.  I've begun to dabble a bit in woodworking, so this will be a perfect project for me.

    2. Teifi | | #3

      Thank you!


      Thanks for taking the time to measure your presser clapper, the dimensions are really helpful.

      I will now set hubby to work......

      Thanks again


  2. pavel123 | | #4

    clapper design anyone

    hi collen! i i turned every rock on the web trying to find the pattern for presser/clapper. no luck!!! however i patter for tailor board pattern. here is the weblink to the pdf  file: http://www.chance-of-rain.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Tailors-Board.pdf

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