Friday, March 25, 2011

The Importance of Pressing

Tailoring Thursdays™, Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Sewers


Wonky seams, missing corners, crooked lines and other odd fabric issues can often be remedied by pressing. 

Press your fabric before you cut. 

Press your fabric after you cut. 

Press your fabric after you place pieces together before you sew.

Press again after you sew the seam. 

Open and press again!

Pretty much, when in doubt, press!  I myself do not like to iron.  Not one bit.  But my work looks sooooo much better when I take the time to iron in between every step.  The look of the finished product is worth the extra effort of ironing!  :) 

1 comment:

Jan said...

I have to agree that my work is so much nicer when I press every step of the way. Do you have any tips on how to clean your iron and once clean how to keep it clean?

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