Vol.11: Master Your Ironing Skills – Part 1

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Laundry is done and you have a pile of freshly washed clothes, now is time for ironing. Ironed clothing shows confidence and organised. Pressing properly will help to extend the life of your garments. However, we always forget to check out the ironing instructions under the garment and make the ironing process even more complex. The worst part is you may ruin your favourite piece! Follow our guide and see how can you master the ironing skills in no time!

Preparation
After you set up the ironing board and iron, sort clothes according to the temperature, working from coolest to hottest. Iron silks and acrylics on low to medium heat (approximately 350°F), wool on medium to high, and cotton and linens at high temperatures (400°F to 425°F). Since the right temperature is critical, let the iron sit for a few minutes after you have adjusted the controls.

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Get it Straight
Always iron using back and forth and straight strokes. Never use circular movements. This can stretch out your fabrics and will shorten the life of your clothes.

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Extra Care for Heavier Garment
Dark-coloured garments can leave a shine mark after being ironed. To prevent this happens, check and turn it inside out and press one of the thicker areas where it’s not likely to be seen. If the iron feels like it’s sticking to the fabric, or develops a shine, proceed with softer pressing.

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Save Time with Aluminium Foil
Want to save time while doing your ironing? Insert a piece of aluminium foil between the board and the cover. The heat from the iron will be reflected by the foil and you’ll be ironing both sides at once. This can really help you save time and effort!

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Remember to turn off your iron once your ironing is done. Let it cool down before putting it back to where it belongs. Stay with us for the next blog about tips & tricks for ironing particular garments that simply works!

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