Aside from dressing smart, ironed clothes are a meaningful part of one’s complete appearance and presentation. The act of ironing clothes not only results in clothes looking better, but also helps keep them fresh and new-look for longer. Properly ironed clothes pull a look together, which is essential to maintaining clothes.
However, ironing is a skill that comes with a specific technique to correctly iron particular fabrics in order not to ruin them. Firstly, knowing the fabric is quite critical, along with what setting to use for that individual fabric. Ironing won’t only help in keeping clothes wrinkle-free, but when done right, helps increase the life-span of clothing, making them last longer while preserving the original quality.
The right guidance can make ironing a hassle-free exercise that will soon become a routine, which will manifest itself through a more put-together outfit, while also upholding the quality of the fabric for longer. Here are our tips to ironing correctly.
With every different piece of clothing and every other kind of fabric, the heat required varies, specifically suiting the sort of material, based on factors such as durability and heat resistance.
While it is suggested to first check the label of the clothing on the advised ironing heat to apply, most fabrics have a range that is the same throughout, regardless of aspects such as brand or make. Nevertheless, this is a key to experimenting with ironing:
- When ironing unknown fabric, it is best to start with the lowest heat setting possible. To be extra precautious, test it on the inside seam, allowing a canvas for trial.
Ironing Natural Fibers
While most irons have a setting specifically for cotton, using high heat is appropriate for cotton. Clothes can be dampened with a spray of water, or through the spray function available on most irons, to make stubborn creases easier to iron.
Silk is a rather sensitive fabric, so it is best to use a medium to low heat setting while ironing the silk cloth inside out. We also recommend using a press cloth, directly above the intended area of ironing to prevent probable damage.