Book Promo Banner
Ironing Techniques

Iron PreheatingOh yes, the iron.  People either love the iron or hate the iron.  It really is a love/hate relationship.  You want your things to come out nice, but, at the same time, it's a pain in the neck and throws off your sewing groove.  Trust me, I understand.  Sometimes the last thing you want to do between sewing seams is to stop and iron.

Ironing though is an important step in the whole sewing process.   Not only does it make your project more appealing in being wrinkle-free, but when those seams are pressed, things turn out more crisp and clean looking.  When you spend all that time making something, you might as well go all the way and have it look as nice as possible.   It's definitely worth the effort.

Categories:  Basic Video   |   inside sewing box   |   Professor Pincushion Posts   |   Videos

5 thoughts on “Ironing Techniques

  1. ProfessorPincushion

    I’ve only used the Rowenta iron, similar to this one: It’s on the fritz now but I’ve had it for about 15 years and it served me well. I would also check as they seem to have pretty good prices. I would just make sure that you have a temperature controller so you can choose how hot the iron gets and that it’s capable of steaming too. Both of those really come in handy when I’m sewing.

  2. Erica

    I would like to get a really good iron but I don’t know anything about the different kinds. I’m in the 100ish price range. Please help 🙂

  3. ProfessorPincushion

    I’m lucky if I keep my sewing machine clean, I have to clean my iron too? Haha, just kidding. I assume you’re talking about the iron plate. I’ve never really had mine get that bad, maybe because I have a teflon coating on my iron. I usually just wipe mine down with a damp cloth, sometimes with the heat on high and maybe adding a little white vinegar. I do know of two commercial products that you can use if it’s really bad though. There’s Dritz Iron Off, which you should be able to find at a major fabric store. There’s also Faultless Iron Cleaner, which is a little harder to find (maybe try Ace Hardware). Both are readily available through online retailers. Depending on how dirty your iron plate is, you may have to use a couple applications of an iron cleaner. Hope that helps.

  4. Dryer Ball

    Great tips!!! I think its good to share ironing tips but i am little UN-usual to iron clothes, I feel irritating during ironing. . .

Leave a Reply