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Important Basics When Ironing

w/e 13/07/20
People often say that they hate ironing but we believe that your attitude to ironing can be improved if you do it the right way. You'll get 2 immediate benefits by simply improving your technique:
  1. You'll speed up dramatically (taking a fraction of the time you currently spend ironing).
  2. Your clothes will look better for longer (and if you enjoy the results you're more likely to enjoy the job).

Practice the following suggestions, one at a time so you don't try too many new things at once, and you'll soon be getting better results and much quicker.

1

Only Iron When You've Got It Flat

Make sure the material you're about to iron is flat before you start, even if this means you only have very small areas of fabric to do.

This will stop any backward or sideways movement you make with the iron running over an area that isn't flat and causing a crease. Creases actually put in by the iron are far harder to remove than normal creases and can actually damage the fabric.

2

Use Both Hands

Use both hands to set up tension in the garment by pulling at the fabric once you start ironing. Unless you're ironing knitwear, the tension you add will be set in while you iron, giving a crisp feel and look to the fabric.

Use both hands to smooth down the material before you place the an iron any where near it.

3

Take a Practice Iron

Take the hand you iron with an use it like a "pretend" iron on the fabric, going over the same movement you intend to when you use the iron. Doing this will help you feel any wrinkles that you might not be able to see.

Then, having already sorted any potential problems where there may be a crease under the fabric, you can then move the iron quickly and easily.

4

Move the Iron in Straight Lines

The iron is shape like a ship for a reason. As it goes forward it pushes fabric aside and smoothes its way. If you then move straight back you will be going over a part that is already flat, making it even flatter with less chance of creating a bad wrinkle by ironing over a crease.

So - wiggle the iron from side to side as you go down the fabric - we see many people making this movement but none can say why they seem to think it does any good. It wastes time and it does nothing to improve the end result.

5

Move Your Body and Watch What You're Doing

The aim should be to move the iron forward in the direction of its nose but you can't do this if your body is static. Sometimes moving to the end of the board makes it easier to move the iron the right way and guarantees that better results will follow.

Professionals don't iron in front of the television as this leads to a lack of concentration on the job in hand. Not having the TV on also means that you don't have to stay in one position just to see the TV clearly. Perhaps, listen to the radio instead.

 

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  • To clean equipment squeeze a liberal amount of Ez-Off onto a heavy cotton cloth (an old terry towel works best).
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