Tips to Iron Tricky Bits

Many people are unaware of how to properly iron the tricky parts of their clothing items.
But I am here to properly iron the trickiest parts of clothing with ease.

1. Shirt Collars

This is important to get right because this is the most seen part of a garment. Not to mention, the collar helps frame the face. You first want to make sure that your shirt is damp. Do not make it soaking wet because then you may run into problems. You now want to pop the collar on the shirt.
The shirt should be on the board so that the back is facing you. You will iron from the points of the collar. You will then move in and go to the other point of the collar. The collar should be held tight with your fingers. You can now flip the shirt over and repeat the process.

2. Around Buttons

Buttons are there to make ironing trickier. The heat will likely damage buttons. This makes it very frustrating. However, you can iron on the inside to avoid the buttons or you can use the point of the iron to get around them. Using the first method will make your job faster but the second option will make your clothing look better.

3. Sleeves on Shirts

If you do not own a sleeve board, this is more difficult. This means you are ironing two pieces of the fabric at once which is not recommended.
The trick to ensuring a nice and perfectly ironed sleeve is to ensure that the material of the shirt is smooth. There should not be any wrinkles or creases on it when you go to iron it.

4. Pleats

Everyone loves clothing with pleats such as a pleated skirt. However, these are not a fun job to iron properly. Your best bet is to put it around the ironing board. This will allow you to rotate it as you go. If you want perfect pleats you should pin them before ironing them. You should put the waist of your skirt on the narrow side of the board and make sure you are holding it firmly. You will pull the pleat tight with your other hand.

5. Delicate Fabrics

You should always iron your delicate fabrics before any other fabric. For delicate fabrics, your heat should be on a lower setting. You will want to start with the item that requires the least amount of heat and work up from there.
Polyester should be ironed inside out. If you have very delicate fabrics, you should consider an ironing cloth. If you do not have an ironing cloth you can use a tea towel. This will help save your clothes from both burns or shiny patches.

6. Beaded Fabrics

If you iron these items wrong, it could mean the end of that item. It does, however, matter how embellished the clothing is. This is especially true if your garment has beads that are attached not by a string. If a bead is attached with glue, the iron could melt the glue.
You will want to make sure that there is material between your garment and the iron. You can use an older t-shirt, tea towel, or even a muslin cloth. These cloths will all help keep your beaded items safer. If you are concerned about damaging any items, you should take them to the dry cleaners.

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