Friday, February 25, 2011

Sewing Gadgetmania: Tailor's ham and seam roll by the Cupcake Goddess

I followed up on Pammie's recommendation for the Tailor's Ham and Seam roll (she commented on these two tools for the Sewing Gadgetmania giveaway) and contacted The Cupcake Goddess for her set. I must say, I love it and if I didn't have one already I would have definitely bought hers!

Why would I buy it?

1. Even though you would pay less for Dritz tailor's ham and seam roll, her sets look adorable and are available in different designs. I noticed in her Etsy shop that she even makes custom sets.

Here are few examples:

2. They are made really well: quality materials, wool and cotton side, extra firm, filled with sawdust, and additional sawdust included (!). Here is the description of her set:
A colorful and whimsy twist on these classic pressing essentials. Handmade Tailor's Ham and Seam Roll set; pressing aids for the "hard-pressed" stitcher.  
These essential dressmaking aids are made from all natural materials. Each have a 100% cotton side, a 100% wool side and are lined inside in 100% cotton muslin. The cotton side is for pressing with high heat and the wool side is for pressing with low heat.  
This Tailor's Ham and Seam Roll set are hand stuffed, extra firm, with recycled white pine sawdust flour. Additional sawdust and a strand of embroidery floss is included with your purchase should you need to refill your Tailor's Ham or Seam Roll. Please note that depending on wear and tear and climate conditions, sawdust compacts naturally and refilling your pressing aids might be necessary. All fabrics have been pre-laundered and will not shrink or bleed. The Tailor's Ham measures approximately 6 x 9 inches wide and Seam Roll measures approximately 11 x 4 inches wide. A ric-rac hanging tag completes each ham and roll and is perfect for hanging when not in use.

additional sawdust is included in the set by The Cupcake Goddess

3. And, finally, I would rather buy handmade products by local and independent designers, artists and artisans rather than mass produced tools.

For more sewing tips and fun visit her blog: The Cupcake Goddess

P.S. I just want to add that I am not getting any fee or commission for this post, it's my personal point of view and I would love to hear your feedback on the topic of local artisanship vs mass production.


  1. I recently bought one of Cupcake Goddess's sets in green flannel. I LOVE it because it's so practical but also pretty enough to display in my sewing room.

  2. Thank you much for mentioning my hams and rolls! I'm a little enamoured of them myself.


  3. Liebe Marina, ich freue mich wenn du an unserer Aktion teilnimmst, du darfst versteigern was du möchtest, ich werde dich in meinem Blog verlinken.Lieben Dank, Yve

  4. I totally agree with you, I'm also tired of paying money for mass-produced items sold in my country and when looking at the label it says Made in China.

  5. I still love the set - and did I mention they smell delish (fresh sawdust!). . . thanks for the shout out!! I love your blog on tools. I'm green with envy for the Bernina tool...



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