How To Make The Tailor’s Ham

Seam allowance is 1.5cm

Using the pattern, cut one in wool and one in cotton drill.

Tailors Ham Fabric

Pin wrong sides together and sew around the egg shape leaving a gap of about 13cm so it can be turned to the right side.

Clip the seams around the curved sides, this gives it a smooth finish and releases the tension on the seam when turned the right way round.

Press the seam allowances along the open gap.

Turn right sides out.

Make a funnel using a sheet of paper, and stuff the ham with the wood shavings. This gets a bit messy so do it outside if you can. You will need more wood shavings than you think you will need. Stuff the ham until you can’t fit any more in, pin the gap together and give the ham a good whack, this helps the shavings compress together. Unpin and stuff some more.

Pin the gap closed and sew using a ladder stitch or whip stitch. Double up your thread so that it is super strong and make sure to keep your stitches small.