these basic rules for ironing and
you will get much better results.
A video going over the basics of Ironing the Professional way
Only Iron When You've Got
if you have to do only very small areas of the garment at a time make sure
it's flat before you start.
area here is crinkled when doing a collar so DON'T GO OVER IT
or you'll set a crease that will be more difficult to remove.
If you don't
make sure that the general area is flat before you start ironing any backward or sideways movement will
run over an area that isn't flat and cause a crease. Creases put
in by the iron are far harder to remove than normal creases.
Use Both Hands
wrinkles in the edge of this shirt disappear when the top is
pulled while pressing the iron down on the bottom. Ironing under
this sort of tension will give the best results and can only be
done using two hands.
importantly you should use both hands to smooth down any
garment you're ironing before you place the iron on it.
Move the Iron in
do the amateurs wobble You see so many people doing this movement but no-one can
say why they think it does any good. It certainly wastes time
and it does absolutely nothing to improve the end result.
iron is a shape similar to that of a ship for
a reason. As it goes forward it pushes fabric aside and smoothes its way forward. If you then move
straight back you will be going over a part that is already flat
and make it flatter.
Move Your Body
aim in good ironing is to move the iron forward in the direction
of its nose. You can see what happens in the left hand picture
when you try to do this without moving your body. The arm and
body are totally twisted and it's very difficult to iron .
Moving to the end of the board (illustrated right) makes it
easier to maneuver and better results will follow.
don't iron in front of the television and perhaps the one thing
this leads to is concentration on the job in hand. It also means
you don't have to stay in one position just to see the TV.