Have you try out one of those ironing tips & tricks from the previous blog? Even though you might already have improved your ironing skills and save some time from it, there are always some tricky garments which is hard to iron just like the way you want it. Who doesn’t like the straight, perfect ironed shirt or skirts that make you shine? We have break it down to 3 most common items: shirts, pants, pleated skirts that are hardest but also always require ironing after wash. Some fabric types might need special attention, but other than that it’s all pretty much the same.
The best start with a shirt is the sleeves, since they’ll be just fine hanging off the sides of the ironing board while you finish the rest of the shirt. Doing it the other way around, and leaving the sleeves for last, will end up causing wrinkles in other parts of the shirt that you’ve already ironed. Remember to open the cuff! It is the common mistake for ironing newbies. It will lets you do a better job ironing the whole sleeve.
Pants are one of the most common items when it comes to ironing. To achieve the goal of a pair of perfect pants or trousers, turn front pockets out and then press the iron on the top of the leg. Lift the iron up, reinsert the pocket, and continue to press along the top of the trouser. Always keep it mind that you are pressing and lifting the iron — not pushing it along the fabric.
Whether it’s a wool or a soft fabric with pleated folds, proper ironing is the key to a pleated skirt that looks as good as the day you brought it home! Start ironing at the top to the end of the pleats. Iron the pleats by pressing carefully with a light up-and-down motion, hitting the steam button just before each down motion. Don’t drag the iron on the fabric because dragging may stretch or distort the fabric or create unintended wrinkles.
Many people don’t have an idea when it comes to some non-fabric items such as buttons (which can break because of the heat and force of the iron), screen printing (which will melt and smear all over the rest of the clothing) or sequins (which can melt). Maneuver the iron around the buttons and metal snaps using the pointy end of the iron. If you have a shirt that is completely covered in screen printing or sequins, you can turn the shirt inside out, or you can cover it with a thin piece of fabric and iron on top of that to avoid melting the rubbery print.
Hang your freshly ironed clothes right away after ironing, it will help keep them looking great until you put them on. Smoothing your skirt before you sit down or pulling your shirt smooth before you lean back, you will help prevent the wrinkles that you create during your day. Happy Ironing!