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A Beginner's Guide to Ironing

By glim 04 Nov 2015

You may have never ironed in your life (thanks mum).
Or maybe you just never thought you needed to iron your clothes
(the grunge look is still in, right?)

But there will come a time when you will need to iron that dress or that shirt of yours. For an interview, a formal party .... or a date!

If you're a total beginner to the art, these 7 simple tips should keep you from creating a disaster:

  1. Hang it up or fold it away
    Some clothes like jeans and most t-shirts and jumpers don't need ironing. Good to know!
  2. Use fabric softener in the wash
    Makes things easier to iron. And it smells nice too!
  3. Follow the garment care label instructions carefully
    It's been sewn in there for a reason!
  4. The temperature can take time to change
    Most irons will have a light that comes on and off to indicate when it has reached the correct temperature when you alter the settings.
  5. Sort your clothes into separate piles
    Linen, wool, nylon .... Just to prevent suddenly going from a high heat on your cotton sweatshirt to your delicate silks!
  6. Iron inside out
    Just in case! Pesky iron marks.
  7. If in doubt, use a pillow case
    Place it over your garment and iron over it - protects your clothes and still gets the job done.

This story was inspired by one of our very own students.

"Why I'm trusted to live alone I don't know"

glim

glim is a fierce badminton player, her favourite film is Rocky 4 and she loves her kitten, Sashimi, which means raw fish in Japanese.
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