Earlier in the summer several people in my quilt group were talking about a new notion, a seam stick. I try to keep up with all of the new notions but this was one that I had never heard of. What did you do with a seam stick and what was it? Finally, my friend, Becky, compared it to a tailor's ham and I knew what it was. I could definitely see the advantage to having one of these, now that a lot of patterns recommend you press the seams open. After looking up online to see how much they were I decided that there was no way I was going to pay 20.00 for one. Plus more for the neat little fabric cover.
I went to Home Depot with DH one day, we bought a dowel for 3.00. DH came home cut it in half. I sanded the cut edges and had two seam sticks for 3.00. I dug through my stash and found some flannel to make a cute little cover for it and tah-da!! My very own seam stick for only $1.50.
|Finished seam stick with cover.|