Free template: Pressing guides for a perfect turned edge

I’ve gotten pretty good at eyeballing a 1/4-inch or 1/2-inch folded edge, but when I want to be more precise I find myself pulling out a seam gauge and constantly checking the depth of the fold. 

Until now. 

Because The Scientific Seamstress has an idea that is SO much easier and provides a more accurate measurement.  She created a pressing template that can be printed on to cardstock.  She’s sharing the template for FREE on her blog. The PDF includes a template for a straight fold and one with a slight curve.  Be still my anal-retentive heart!  Get the free template.

[photo from The Scientific Seamstress]

[tags]sewing, template, pressing, guide, fold, gauge, print[/tags]


  1. jackie says

    this is a great idea. there are also rulers that you can buy. you just press your edges over until you reach the desired hem measurement.

  2. Viv says

    I’m new to sewing properly (I’ve done plenty of Hack and Slash in the past) This will come in very handy. Thanks!

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