Friday, October 3, 2008

More Gadget Love

I'd be lost without my sleeve board. If you look closely enough you'll see it still has its $5 label on it from an op shop.... so long ago I can't remember. Making hats and bags means LOTS OF NOOKS AND CRANNIES and tiny enclosed spaces to press. I'd be absolutely lost without it.

I also have a Clover Mini-iron - which is good for pressing tiny little purse seams open, and pressing seams open on bag straps.

It's something that's handy, but not essential for me. (I think if I did stained glass applique it'd have more use!!). I have more uses for a big steam iron, but for the things that it is good at, the mini-iron works a treat.

I think that Clover are currently re-designing this product. There were a few things in the original design that some people didn't like.

My main problem with it is that the stand is too flimsy, so I use a ceramic plate to rest it on.

5 comments:

Chalk and Cheese said...

Hey, thanks for the insight into your gadgety world. These are totally handy and I never new they existed. Thanks for the education!

Maureen said...

That looked like a mini cattle prod to me, perhaps to get those creations whippped into shape?!?? but then you're not that kinda girl, are you...

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Oooh, I think I'd like a sleeve board ... especially one for $5! Its on the wishlist, along with the pressing ham.

Kirrily said...

I find the mini iron very good for a couple of little things, mostly involving zippers and buttons. My main issue with it is that it takes forever to heat up. Well forever in my impatient little world anyway...

Kirrily said...

This is an old post, but just thought I'd come back to it with some info! I was just at Lincraft and they sell sleeve boards. The brand is Sullivans and they are around $20. I haven't got one yet, so not sure of the quality, but for that price it'd be worth checking out.