Pressing Hems and Casings: DIY Ez-Hem pressing guide
I love my EZ-Hem–did you know it used to be spelled EZY-Hem? And that credit was given to Edna Bryte Bishop? And that it used to cost only $1.25? Fun facts I found out when I chanced upon this great find at my local thrift shop:
As stated, I do love my Ez-Hem, but find it is not a good tool for kids to use. It gets hot while in use and they can’t hold it without possibly burning their finger tips. When I’m teaching kids sewing classes, I like to bring my handmade pressing guides. These are much easier for the kids to use (no more burned finger tips).
To use the pressing guide, place the card stock on the wrong side of the fabric, fold over the fabric to the pressing line needed, and press it with the iron.
**Make sure you supervise kids while they are using the iron. I have never had the card stock start to brown or burn, but it’s important to be cautious.**