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”

  1. wanda spain — April 29, 2014 @ 11:52 am

    I hope it makes it to our stores fast. This is a tool I will use a lot.

  2. Ethelann Wood — April 29, 2014 @ 11:53 am

    I have to hem all of my pants, and everyone else, this would make my life sooo much easier!!

  3. Judi — April 29, 2014 @ 11:57 am

    Great tool. No more wavy seams especially on curves.. Thanks for chance to win it!

  4. MaryBeth — April 29, 2014 @ 11:57 am

    Looks like a winner!

  5. Debbie Rhodes — April 29, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

    This would be just the thing I need when making bags. Thanks

  6. kim3timemom — April 29, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

    Oh I would love to have this…it looks awesome, what a wonderful tool. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  7. Lucia — April 29, 2014 @ 12:02 pm

    What a wonderful invention. It will be a great time saver. Thanks for the opportunity to win it,

  8. suzi s. — April 29, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

    this sure would have come in handy when i shortened pairs of my daughter”s “new” maternity pants!

  9. Sheila — April 29, 2014 @ 12:08 pm

    What a great idea! I need one!

  10. Mary Verrico — April 29, 2014 @ 12:08 pm

    Love the clover ironing board

  11. Sharon Moore — April 29, 2014 @ 12:08 pm

    I have had a metal Ezy-hem that have used for years but the design of this one looks more manageable and wont burn the fingers

  12. Jody Rhode — April 29, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

    Hi Joan,
    I purchased your purse patterns and I love them.
    The “Hot Hemmer” tool looks to be a great help to
    all sewers.
    Thank you,
    Joan/jody Rhode in Michigan

  13. Cindy — April 29, 2014 @ 12:13 pm

    Looks great. Excited to try it.

  14. Chris M — April 29, 2014 @ 12:16 pm

    Boy this is a handy tool. got to love gadgets!

  15. Sherry Bartlett — April 29, 2014 @ 12:22 pm

    This is the best! Folding, pinning and pressing is so time consuming. This will save lots of time and effort! Great product!

  16. gwen ziegler — April 29, 2014 @ 12:24 pm

    love it, want it, will use it 🙂 love the blog


  17. Kathy C. — April 29, 2014 @ 12:25 pm

    I Love your patterns and pressing tools. The Hot Hemmer looks like a tool that I would use quite a bit. Thank you!!

  18. Peggy Jebavy — April 29, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

    Another gadget to make our lives easier! I’m a gadget guru so I love it!

  19. Sandy Corey — April 29, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    This looks too good to be true. Can’t wait to get one!

  20. Judy Bailey — April 29, 2014 @ 12:32 pm

    Love this tool. I am teaching my Granddaughter to sew. I hope to win; so, I can give it to her.

  21. Ann Jones — April 29, 2014 @ 12:32 pm

    I’ve always wanted one of these!

  22. Anne Pope — April 29, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

    What a great little tool !!! I would love to win it ! 🙂

  23. Cheryl C — April 29, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

    Oh My – this looks wonderful! This would be so much easier to use than the sliding hemmer/ruler that I’ve been using for more than 30 years!

  24. Nora — April 29, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

    This looks like a great tool!

  25. Peggy — April 29, 2014 @ 12:50 pm

    The Hot Hemmer would sure be a time saver while sewing. What a great invention!

  26. Judy — April 29, 2014 @ 12:51 pm

    Wow, what a timesaver.

  27. Sherry Torrey — April 29, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    Huge time-saver! Nice that it has several measurement guides!

  28. Sue Goecker — April 29, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    I’m usually not much for tools, BUT this ONE is a MUST – I’d wish I would have had it when I volunteered to make 83 valances for a children’s home a few year’s ago. Great for the pillowcase dresses going to Haiti too when folding down the top for casings.

  29. Judy S — April 29, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

    Have got to find this tool! hope I can get it in town cause it’s too expensive to order online anymore……

  30. Sandra Nelsen — April 29, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

    Hot hemmer would be such a nice birthday gift. 🙂

  31. Mary — April 29, 2014 @ 12:58 pm

    This looks like a very handy tool!

  32. Guila — April 29, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

    What a nifty notion!! Looks like it will save a lot of time for sure.

  33. Deanna Serlin — April 29, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

    Oh my… I am fairly new to sewing and this may be just the thing to keep me sewing. I hate hemming and measuring fold-overs.

  34. Staci — April 29, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

    I so need this.

  35. Lisa Dempsey — April 29, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

    That is so cool!!

  36. KarenH — April 29, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

    This looks like a great tool! Guess I will have to buy it if I do not win!

  37. Sarah — April 29, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

    What a great idea. No more burnt fingers from the metal ruler.

  38. Christy H — April 29, 2014 @ 1:11 pm

    This looks awesome!

  39. suz — April 29, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

    I have entered from UK hope that is allowed! The Hot Hemmer looks like a perfect gadget. WANT!

  40. Marcy — April 29, 2014 @ 1:15 pm

    This sounds like a great tool! Can’t wait to get one!

  41. Pat K — April 29, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

    This looks like a must-have tool! Hope I win!

  42. gail milner — April 29, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

    This is a great idea… love to try it.

  43. Rosalee Suchsland — April 29, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

    I would SO Love that!

  44. ruta — April 29, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

    Very useful tool. Thank You for the Giveaway.

  45. Kathryn M — April 29, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

    Great tool

  46. Laurie Richardson Haley — April 29, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

    This is amazing and I have got to have one. lol Thanks for the chance to win one. 🙂 Laurie

  47. Cindy Norton — April 29, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

    Amazing…can’t wait to purchase one of these.

  48. Pam Bird — April 29, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

    It looks like a great tool. I hope I win!

  49. Karee — April 29, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

    Would LOVE a Hot Hemmer Press Perfect!

  50. Mary S — April 29, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

    What a clever idea. Beats the metal one. Thanks for the video on how it works. I’m sure many of us would like one of the Hot Hemmers.