When the collar and stand unit for the new shirt was sewn, it turned out to be difficult to iron the small curve at each end. What I needed was something small and round with a handle to put into the end of the stand so I could press it. Today I was at the fabric store in the craft section and had an idea. I already had some wood glue so I bought some head beads in two sizes and some dowels that would fit them. The package of dowels was only $1.49 and the package of beads about $2.50.
Now I can use whichever bead fits the curve of the collar stand to iron the end. I’ll probably leave the iron on the ironing board and press the collar stand end with the bead in it against the hot surface. We’ll see how it works.