Ironing Tips and Tricks

Don't be afraid to iron silk

Although delicate in appearance, silk is the strongest and most resilient of all natural fibres. To achieve the best results, set the iron to a silk setting and use regular shots of steam. Always use a pressing cloth to avoid shine marks.

Tips for T- Shirts
Straighten seams on t-shirts before hanging out to dry. To avoid damage to printed graphics and logos, turn the t-shirt inside out and iron the reverse side of the print. Never iron areas of your t-shirt where perspiration marks are visible as the heat of the iron will permanently fix the stain.

Sort types of fabric

Sort articles to be ironed according to the type of fabric. This will reduce the need to adjust the temperature constantly. Start with articles requiring lower temperatures and work your way through to items requiring higher settings.

Hang out to dry

When washing is complete, remove shirts from the machine immediately, shake them out and hang them on coat hangers to air dry – this will keep wrinkles to a minimum.

ironing the seam

Always press seams in the same direction they were made. When a garment is produced, the fibres will naturally settle in the direction they were initially pressed, so it's best not to iron against the grain.

It's all in the detail

Always use a pressing cloth when ironing boned bodices, lace or beaded embellishments. Use your shot of steam button to remove creases with ease.

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