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Contoured Pressing Hams

March 29, 2012 Leave a comment

I was on the fence about writing about these hams because it might sound like a paid advertisement (which this is not!). But the novelty of these things won out. “Contoured pressing hams? Say what?!”

Let’s face it, hams are already a bit weird. They’re helpful and all, but they seem like an arcane sort of notion. I can’t imagine that quilters and home dec sewers have any use for them, so they’re just for a garment sewers (correct me if I’m wrong). Now here comes along contoured hams, which Ann of Gorgeous Fabrics called “as rare as hen’s teeth” in her recent blog post. Check out her new ham below:

Purple contoured hamDid you think “OMG, it’s Barney’s spleen!”, too?? 😉

Anyway, if you’d like to get a contoured ham for yourself, you can order one from Stitch Nerd. You can get a custom ham in your choice of fabrics or a ready-made one from her Etsy shop. She sells that nifty ham stand as well.

(Also, am I the only one wondering how she makes them? She has to leave a good-sized gap to turn the ham right-side out after stitching, and then she has to fill it really full with sawdust. I imagine that hand stitching the gap closed is not an easy task!)