legs by grouping together the four seams and flattening the legs
so the folds at the front and rear represent where you want the
creases to go.
both legs together and grab the front of the trousers at
the bottom where the creases will be. With a finger and thumb pinch where you want the creases to be at the top and if you
have pleats tuck a finger and thumb into both pleat tops.
stretch the creases and lay the trousers down with the
crease away from you. Roll back the top leg just past the center
seam and smooth out the lower leg with both hands, making sure
there are no folds of cloth underneath. The crease should run
straight from the bottom into any pleat. You're now ready to start ironing.
the iron on the crease with the point of the iron just to the left of it.
the iron in one movement from the
|| bottom right up into the pleat at the top.
the time use your other hand to ensure the crease stays in place
while you iron.
work the iron backward toward the seam smoothing the material as
you do so and using the other hand to roll any unwanted material
from the underneath by grabbing the back crease lightly and
pulling the lowest layer backward.
|Roll the top
leg back into place and while you keep the legs together slide
the trousers forward, so that the rear creases are fully on the
||Now roll the
top leg forward just past half way and smooth the rear crease
from the center seam to the back of the trousers. This makes the bottom leg totally
|Iron from the
seam backward smoothing the fabric as you go. The aim is to keep
the leg flat all the way from front the crease to back.
guiding the fabric with the other hand rolling any excess
material from the underneath of the leg.
2" from the waist band.
top leg back in place. Grab both legs by the front creases and
flip the trousers over so the front crease is now facing you.
Now roll back the new top leg (which should be the leg you have
already done) just past the center seam. Smooth out the bottom
leg the same way you did for the first, ensuring you work from a
straight crease backward, then iron right into the pleats.
roll the top leg back into place, move the trousers forward and
roll the back of the top leg just past the center seam.
out the rear of the leg from the center seam out to the crease.
||Iron out from
the seam making sure the material underneath is flat and stop
2" from the waistband.
the legs back together again and look at the top leg. Any
residual creasing should now be ironed away from the top. Make
sure you don't iron over the seam as this could make it shine.
|| Once satisfied grab the trousers by the front creases and flip
them over again. Check the top leg for residual creasing and
iron if necessary.
effectively finishes the trousers. Put them over a hanger and
check that the legs are flat from front to back where they go
over the hanger. The crease should be at either end of the leg,
they shouldn't roll and be positioned on the upper or lower
surface. If they are you haven't smoothed out the legs
properly. Don't worry, this does take practice and a certain
feel for cloth, simply smooth out the fabric better next time
checking the underneath layer with your hands to feel for any