Jenerates Silicone Hemmer


A genius idea from Sewing Bee’s Jen Hogg! A hot hemmer is so useful, and this one is made in silicone. It’s firm enough to work with even bouncy wool and it’s heat resistant to 230°C. Plus it doesn’t distort with steam. You can even use it under the edge of fabric when ironing on fusible interfacing; the glue won’t stick to the silicone. And if you’re using a sleeve ham, it will hug the curve on that too.

One side has a gentle curve, the other is straight. Both are marked with small holes at 0.5, 1, 2 and 3 cm to let you mark your fabric for super-accurate placement. Plus you can use the holes to pin through the hemmer without damaging it, and the holes let the steam through to your fabric.

There are two corner options as well, to help with pressing curves. For the best results on pockets, especially with thick fabrics, add a line of stitching inside the seam allowance to gather in the excess fabric evenly along the curve: you can see the result of that on the green wool.

A new sewing essential!

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