|Project by TheDane||posted 07-19-2014 06:50 PM||2998 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
My wife is a quilter, and asked me if I could make a ’Tailor’s Clapper’ for her.
It turns out a ‘Tailor’s Clapper’ is a tool that helps get crisp, flat pressed seams and creases in fabric. She just presses her seam with a hot steam iron, then lifts the iron and places the clapper over the seam and holds it in place until the fabric cools. The clapper traps the heat and steam in the fabric, making the seam as flat as possible.
I made this one out of red oak scraps. It is 9 1/2” long, 1 11/16” high, and 3” wide at the wide end. The narrow end is 2 1/8” wide. I routed grooves in each side with a 1/2” core box bit to make it easier for her to grip.
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"