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]

By Anne Weaver


8 Comments so far

  1. jenclair on March 23, 2010 8:21 pm

    Thanks! This will be a great help!

  2. Teresa on March 24, 2010 9:03 am

    You just have to love Carla!!!! This is such a great idea, and so nice of her to share it with us!

  3. jackie on March 24, 2010 9:23 am

    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.

  4. Care on March 24, 2010 6:56 pm


  5. Becky on March 25, 2010 1:33 am

    Thanks Anne!

  6. Cathy on March 25, 2010 9:32 am

    Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  7. Viv on March 26, 2010 12:14 pm

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

  8. Junie Moon on June 10, 2010 10:02 pm

    I’m a little late in saying this, but this is a wonderful tool. Thank you for letting us know about it.

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