Rules of Pressing. How Does It Work?. Ironing is the use of a heated tool to remove wrinkles from fabric. The heating is commonly done to a temperature of 180–220 °Celsius, depending on the fabric.
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Use the heat, appropriate for the type of fabric – irons will indicate this as will many fabrics
Iron seems in the same direction as they were stay stitched, basted and permanently stitched or it will leave marks
Remove clothes from the dryer and iron while they are still slightly damp to eliminate excess wrinkling. Iron delicate fabrics like polyester on the wrong side. Then if the iron should scorch or leave shiny spots on the fabric, it won’t show through to the front.
Iron seams on the wrong side first, and when ironing a shirt, iron seams first to flatten them down nicely.
Line up sleeves and press the inside of the sleeve cuff first, letting the heat of the iron do the work. Stop the iron short of seam edges to prevent unwanted creases.