Hot Hemmer Giveaway: Easy Binding, Miters, Hems

Lazies, One of the most basic tasks in sewing just got easier. How often do you measure, fold and press while sewing? Whether it’s binding, mitered corners, hems, or pleats; in quilting, apparel or home dec – these are all basically hems in one form or another. The Hot Hemmer is a tool I wish I had when I started sewing. It allows you to measure, fold and press in one step! Read on for details, a video demo and a giveaway. (Edit: the giveaway is over.)

Hot Hemmer by Joan Hawley for Clover Needlecraft, item 7806

What is a Hot Hemmer
The Hot Hemmer is a new tool in my Press Perfect line from Clover Needlecraft. It’s a 6″ x 5″ ruler printed on a nylon fiberboard that can handle heat and steam. That means you can iron right on this little cutie and it can take the heat! It’s strong, yet flexible and the surface has a little grip to help control your fabric. There are a lot of features and information on this little gem.


Video Demo
This is the demo I do when I’m on the road with Clover and Press Perfect. We introduced the Hot Hemmer at the Sew Expo in Puyallup, WA recently and sold out in the first hour of a four day show! It was crazy! This video is from Quilt Market in Houston last October, so there is some noise in the background.

This short video is a great intro to the tool and covers the Hot Hemmer basics.

Time Saver!
With the Hot Hemmer, I was able to fold, measure and press hems in my pant legs in about two minutes. No more measuring, marking, pinning and mysteries. Because of its size, I can measure a span of up to 6″ at once. It’s a totally different ball game than measuring at several points along a hem and hoping they all match up. It’s quick, awesome and accurate. I keep my Hot Hemmer at my ironing board so it’s always handy.

Not Just For Hems
Pillowcases, table runners and placemats – border, binding, miters and hems.
Pleats and tucks on apparel or home dec.
Round and press the corner on a patch pocket.
Measure two directions at once to box the bottom of bags.

Here’s a tip
I use a water soluble pen when using the Hot Hemmer to mark something. That way, if I accidentally get a mark on the Hemmer, it will come off with water – nice! I do the same when working with the ironing board or mat.



One winner will be selected to receive one Hot Hemmer item 7806 from Clover Needlecraft.

Enter To Win
– Enter by using Rafflecopter below.
– One winner will be chosen.
– Giveaway ends Saturday May 3, 2014.
– I’ll contact the winner via email.

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275 Responses to “Hot Hemmer Giveaway: Easy Binding, Miters, Hems”

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  1. CarolH — April 29, 2014 @ 9:45 am

    The Hot Hemmer sounds great. I would love to be able to streamline one of the most important sewing (but least favored) tasks.

  2. Jane Moore — April 29, 2014 @ 9:47 am

    This looks like a tool that everyone should have–sure would like to win one, but in any case I NEED one!

  3. Cindy Haydon — April 29, 2014 @ 9:48 am

    What a great time saver! Gotta have one.

  4. Connie — April 29, 2014 @ 9:52 am

    Looks like a great new tool!

  5. Linda — April 29, 2014 @ 9:52 am

    Just the kind of tool I’ve been looking for! Thanks Joan.

  6. Susan — April 29, 2014 @ 9:52 am

    Joan, as usual you have come up with an ingenius tool that anyone can use in any type of sewing. Send it to me!,,

  7. Deb Guy — April 29, 2014 @ 9:53 am


  8. Cindy Farmer — April 29, 2014 @ 9:55 am

    This hot hemmer sounds like a time saver! Thanks for the tutorial! I would love to have one of these!

  9. Fonda — April 29, 2014 @ 9:55 am

    What a handy neat tool to have in your sewing room..

  10. Cherie — April 29, 2014 @ 9:57 am

    This looks like a very useful tool. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Christie Staton — April 29, 2014 @ 9:58 am

    This is not a gadget, this is a necessity! Count me in..I would love to win one, if not, it’s off to the store. A real Gotta Have. Thanx for the demo showing so many uses. Lazy Girls are such Smart Girls.

  12. Barb Bennett — April 29, 2014 @ 9:58 am

    This is brilliant!!!

  13. Beth Apol — April 29, 2014 @ 9:58 am

    What a nifty gadget! I could really use that!

  14. Cynthia Sliker — April 29, 2014 @ 9:59 am

    This looks like the perfect toy to add to my tool chest! I have not seen it before, but if I’m not the lucky gal, I will surely be looking for it!!!

  15. Ginger — April 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am

    Love love Lazy girl Products. would love to win. I would use this to do my quilt as you go projects.

  16. Candy — April 29, 2014 @ 10:03 am

    Something I need. I have always made my own but the materials never hold up. Great idea

  17. Debbie Cushner — April 29, 2014 @ 10:03 am

    I need this tool! It will make my life easier when doing hems.

  18. Linda — April 29, 2014 @ 10:03 am

    What a great idea!

  19. Linda Nelson — April 29, 2014 @ 10:03 am

    That would be such a nice tool to have!

  20. Jane — April 29, 2014 @ 10:04 am

    Thanks for sharing and hosting the “hot binding tool”. I can think of many ways I could use it if I’m the lucky one. But either way will be looking for it to purchase. Yes, I definitely think this could be an essential tool in my sewing room!

  21. Connie — April 29, 2014 @ 10:05 am

    What a neat tool! That would be handy to have.

  22. Elizabeth — April 29, 2014 @ 10:05 am

    What a great idea — why didn’t this come out years ago — anything to make life easier

  23. Brenda Rowton — April 29, 2014 @ 10:06 am

    Press Perfect would be wonderful to have. It would save a lot of time in sewing.

  24. Pat Conner — April 29, 2014 @ 10:07 am

    Wow things just keep getting better all the time. Fab-ou-lis idea for a time saver!

  25. Kay — April 29, 2014 @ 10:08 am

    Just what I’ve been looking for!

  26. kathryn Tumbula — April 29, 2014 @ 10:08 am

    This would be a real time saver.

  27. Pam — April 29, 2014 @ 10:09 am

    Wow! What a useful too! I NEED this…it would have been so helpful when making the 40 table runners I just finished!

  28. Harolyn Burns — April 29, 2014 @ 10:09 am

    I used the Iron Finger to press edges open before turning to the right side on a set of place mats. Made the task so much easier to get a clean edge! As I have a new granddaughter to sew for, I could really use the Press Perfect next!

  29. kathryn Tumbula — April 29, 2014 @ 10:09 am

    This would be a real time saver. I would love to have one.

  30. Cynthia T. — April 29, 2014 @ 10:09 am

    What a great tool! Right now I am using a piece of cardboard to get the curve I need for pockets on an apron.

  31. Amber — April 29, 2014 @ 10:10 am

    The Hot Hemmer looks great! I would love to have one…thank you for the chance!

  32. jennifer padden — April 29, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    What a great tool. You are always so clever.

  33. Anna Conway — April 29, 2014 @ 10:12 am

    Wow! What an awesome tool!

  34. Connie — April 29, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    Looks like a very USEFUL product. that I could use

  35. Debbie Weiler — April 29, 2014 @ 10:15 am

    How cool is that? What will they think of next.

  36. Anne M — April 29, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    Great idea. I had a metal hem helper once but it got so hot. I stopped using it.. I think this is such a helpful tool.

  37. Dyan — April 29, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    awesome idea!

  38. Susan Kelley — April 29, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    Handy gizmo that looks very useful.

  39. Christine — April 29, 2014 @ 10:19 am

    Always looking for notions to make seeing easier.

  40. Christine Bolin — April 29, 2014 @ 10:21 am

    Wow! What a great idea! I would love to win one. If I don’t win one, I’ll definitely go out and buy one.

  41. Barbara Delp — April 29, 2014 @ 10:22 am

    This would be a fantastic tool to win. Thanks

  42. Pamela Footen — April 29, 2014 @ 10:22 am

    I would love that. Make life so much easier. Please enter me..thank you

  43. Dee — April 29, 2014 @ 10:23 am

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these gadgets. I can see myself getting plenty of use from such a handy tool.

  44. Ellen Pawlik — April 29, 2014 @ 10:29 am

    This looks like a neat tool that will make my bag making easier.

  45. carrie — April 29, 2014 @ 10:29 am

    This tool sounds great! I’m adding it to my wish list.

  46. Pauline — April 29, 2014 @ 10:30 am

    Would love to give this new tool a try.. Hot Hemmer sounds great.

  47. Tamsyn — April 29, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    This looks like a wonderful tool. I’m a fool for gadgets and this one looks like a winner!

  48. Marilyn — April 29, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    What a great invention! Joan, you always come up with the best tips and shortcuts for the home sewists.

  49. Susan — April 29, 2014 @ 10:35 am

    This is awesome! Hems are always a struggle!

  50. Cheryl K. — April 29, 2014 @ 10:39 am

    I would love to win this great tool! I am just starting to get into bag making and this tool would be very handy. Thank you for the chance to win this gadget.