A new Tailor’s Ham

When reading the notes and making the demonstration Teddy Bear for the Soft Toy workshop, I discovered that using a Clover Mini Iron and a Tailor’s Ham would be two very useful pieces of equipment. They were especially good for pressing those ΒΌ inch wide narrow seam allowances and getting into all the tight curves.

My original Tailor’s Ham was deep in storage along with all my tailoring equipment, but no matter, I had time and materials so decided to make another.

I checked out on You Tube and quickly found a great video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ1tCdMrsIk) complete with pattern drafting instructions and within an hour, hey presto, a new tailor’s ham.


For my new Ham I used two layers of plain Cream 100% cotton fabric and stuffed with my usual polyester toy stuffing that I buy by the kilo through eBay and use for all my cushion pads and soft toys.