Irioning Tips and Pitfalls by Bramley Ironing
By KJB, Sep 6 2014 06:12PM
Some tips and Tricks to do the ironing...better still let someone else do it - Bramley Hants Ironing 07833 882141
Toss it back in. If things do sit too long in the dryer, add a damp towel and run the dryer for a few minutes to loosen the creases.
Put it in the fridge. If something is badly wrinkled and you don’t have time to iron it, roll the item in a damp towel and put it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator until you’re ready to iron.
Iron blends at a lower temperature. If an item is made of more than one type of fabric, use the cooler fabric setting: polyester, for cotton-poly blends, for example.
Iron linen twice. For crisp-looking linen, first press it on the high setting with steam; then, with the steam setting off, go over it with a dry iron.
Be careful with raised patterns. Items with eyelets, embroidery, or other raised patterns should be ironed facedown, with a towel underneath, so the pattern isn’t flattened or warped.
Knits need special attention. Wool items cannot usually be ironed with steam. Press acrylic knits instead of moving the iron in circles or straight lines, which could stretch the fabric.
Don’t iron velvet. Use the burst of steam or the vertical steam function to smooth out wrinkles without flattening velvet’s lush pile.
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