As a hobby sewer and mender I am ironing seam allowances and hems all the time. Now it is so much faster and accurate with this handy tool.
I used the Hot Hemmer recently to shorten pants (the woes of being short!) and it made the job so much easier and quicker. It's definitely saved my sanity as hemming was not a favourite job.
I’m not sure what I was expecting but I’ll admit to being underwhelmed when I first unwrapped the hot hemmer. I needn’t have worried. It is a fantastic little tool that makes ironing a precise hem much faster and more accurate. It looks small but is a great size to iron with. I don’t know how I got by without it!
The hot hemmer is a handy tool that lets you fold, measure and press hems and patch edges neatly in one step.
This is not an essential mending tool – I often use cardstock or cereal-box cardboard as an ironing template when making patches – but it could be a huge time-saver if you make a lot of patches, often need to take hems up or down because you’re vertically challenged in either direction, or you make your own clothes.
The centimetre grid guide makes it easier to press neat, consistent folds without having to measure or mark your fabric – perfect for square and rectangular patches where you want everything to line up. And it’s more versatile than DIY cardboard patch templates – you can use it for multiple sizes of patches and hems.
Made from nylon, the hot hemmer is heat-resistant and will not melt under a clothes iron. I recommend using a chopstick to hold down fabric edges while you iron them, to keep your fingers safer. You can use the hot hemmer with a dry iron or on a steam setting, but if your fingers need to get close to the iron a dry iron is safer, as steam can burn fingers.
- Heat-resistant up to 220°C
- Centimetre grid allows you to measure and fold fabric consistently
- Great for making patches, hems, rounded corners and mitred corners
- Non-slip surface holds fabric in place
Made in Japan from nylon and packaged in cardstock and a plastic sleeve by the manufacturer.
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I'm currently dispatching orders once a week; place your order by 5pm Thursday Melbourne time (AEDT/AEST) for dispatch the next day (Friday).
Australia Post has been experiencing significant delays. If you select Express Post at checkout, it will speed up Australia Post's delivery timeframe but won't speed up my process.
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Customers in Northcote, Thornbury and nearby suburbs (subject to capacity) can select local delivery at checkout. Local delivery is extra-slow and coincides with my pram-walking/kid-wrangling schedule, up to one week after purchase. ٩(｡•́‿•̀｡)۶