A Sleeve Board is Like a Mini-Ironing Board for Doll Clothes

My sleeve board is definitely the tool for pressing doll clothes. It is just the right size for tiny clothes! With a few other pressing tools, you may not even need an ironing board. 

It is just the right size to slide into tiny skirts or bodices. I use my board a lot, more almost, than any other pressing tool. You could very well use a pressing board, like quilters use, instead of an ironing board with one of these!

I think it works so well because it is just in scale for most doll clothes.

Sleeve Board and Dressmakers Ham

Here is my board with my dressmakers ham. The ham is useful for pressing curved places, such as darts. However, I usually find this ham too large, so mostly I use the curved end of a seam roll for the tiny darts in dolls clothes. I've also got a smaller dressmakers ham, which works much better. Sometimes, I've seen tiny hams for doll sewing on specialty sites devoted to doll sewing supplies. Do a web search. You might also try making your own. It is fairly simple to sew a pillow shape in a small size and stuff it with fibre fill. This may meet your needs perfectly.  

On the sleeve board, the small end of the tool is just the right size for most doll clothes pressing needs. And of course, you can turn it over for a slightly different surface. The bottom surface is shorter and narrower.

If you don't have this tool, this is one piece of equipment you will use over and over--it is worth purchasing!

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