I had been thinking about buying a Tailor's clapper for awhile. My sweet father in-law agreed to make me one and so I showed him a picture and gave him the dimensions. He loves to work in his workshop and I had hoped that this project wasn't too much of a bother for him.
Here is the finished product:
I know that by now you are wondering what this is used for. This is a GREAT tool for ironing perfect and crisp creases. I know that just looks like a shaped block of wood but it is really helpful when ironing creases in pants or when ironing hems. Also, you cannot see them but there are grooves on the sides of the clapper to make it easier to hold on to.
I use it primarily for hems. Before I sew a hem, I fold it once and then, using my iron on a cotton setting and steam, I iron it and then hold down the clapper on the hem for about 10 seconds.
If you don't have a woodworking father in-law to make you one, you can buy a Tailor's clapper at the Nancy's Notions website HERE. If you get one, let me know how you like it!