I love my Ove Glove
December 28th, 2008 in gallery
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Does this photo make sense? What I am trying to do is press open the seams of this little zippered bag I made and I can never accomplish this because I don't think they make an ironing board for Barbie. She wouldn't iron anyway.
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So "hat's off" to the Ove Glove! Or should I say, let's give a big hand to . . . . Yeah! This is the one you've seen on TV, and the moment I saw this commercial, I knew I wanted one. There's no way it'll ever be in my kitchen, my oven is not working anyway. My first thought was, finally, something I can protect my hand with when I need to press something small in my sewing projects. I have burned my fingers long enough, now I just pull on this glove and I can press difficult to reach seams and interfacing right over my 'Ove Glove' hand. I love it. I have used a sleeve board, a tailor's ham or just rolled up some fabric and put it inside a small area that I need to press, but now I can actually put my hand inside for support while I manipulate the seams open and press from the outside (or inside before I turn it). When I make a handbag or something square, I need to get the bottom seam pressed open for a nice finish. The problem is that I have backed my fabric with canvas to make it stiff and I can no longer get it to lay flat on a sleeve board.
This leads me to a really great tip for all of you, I love fabric handbags but I don't always like them to be floppy and soft. So I learned how to make them stand up on their own and have nice structure. Here's the tip: Use Heat 'n Bond Lite, (lite as opposed to regular Heat 'n Bond). Cut out your pattern in your fabric of choice, fuse the Heat 'n Bond to the fabric, peel-off the paper and fuse heavy canvas or pant-weight denim to it, pressing with a hot iron. Now cut out the canvas along your fabric pattern lines. This makes one sturdy piece of fabric, so give up using interfacing to stiffen--no more bubbles, and no more slouchy bags! It is still easy to work with, so stitch as usual, it'll be lots thicker but definitely sewable. And now when you're trying to figure out how to press open the bottom seams, you'll love the Ove Glove too.
I had tried many different ways to stiffen up a bag, I finally learned this tip from an actual handbag manufacturer. There is no interfacing out there that will do a better job, I've tried them all, I've been disappointed many times. The reason you must use Heat 'n Bond Lite, not regular Heat 'n Bond, is because the latter is for sure gonna muck up your needle and cause all kinds of thread breaking and frustration. Heat 'n Bond Lite is made to be used on the sewing machine.
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