As good as your tools
My dad is fond of saying that a carpenter is only as good as his tools. It's the same for sewing tools. If you've ever tried to trim a seam with cheap scissors, you know exactly what I mean. I work hard to achieve excellent results; I need the right tools for the job. Along the way, I've realized that the perfect tool for the job at hand just doesn't exist commercially. So, I make it. Or I repurpose another tool. I have raided my cooking gadget drawer more than once.
That's how the Pressing Blade was born. It started out as a flexible, offset spatula designed to make icing cakes easier. But it's perfect for pressing out turned, curved seams, as well as turned knife-edged seams. The offset handle allows the blade to sit flat on your pressing surface, and the metal blade transfers heat quickly. You can get one in the Bucklebee Shop.