I went to a local, independent sewing & fabric shop in downtown Los Angeles today. I did not need to purchase anything but I like to browse and see the newly stocked fabric.
Strolling through the sewing tools and notions section I noticed something that should be of interest to you if you are in the market for new pressing aids...store-bought pressing aids are shrinking!!
You may be thinking this is just a self-serving post, but please take a look for yourself next time you are at the local fabric shop and check out my photos below.
These photos are not great and had to take a quick picture of each before I got caught by a store employee.
Here are the measurements of each:
Ham height = 7 inches & width roughly 5 inches in width
Seam roll total length = 8 inches & roughly 2.5 inches in width
Now this could have been a batch of smaller pressing aids distributed throughout Los Angeles however, I have seen these same sizes at JA's (you know that large fabric chain store) and other shops.
Compare these sizes to Stitch Nerd's, I believe the smaller sizes are here to stay.
What are your thoughts on the new sizes and why do you think it is happening?
Sonia (Stitch Nerd)
Loves fabric, sewing machines, sewing, pattern making, AND of course, making lovely pressing aids.
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