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Our tips for ironing a shirt

Shirt ironing

Ironing is essential to avoid wrinkled clothes. Unfortunately, this exercise proves to be a difficult task and not very nice. For some types of clothing, it's a chore, as is the case with shirt ironing. But luckily, this will not be the case after reading the tips below!


The importance of having a good material

The first step, the most important, is to have the right equipment. Thus, it is important to have a good iron or a steam iron . It will be necessary to check that the iron contains a sufficient quantity of water and that the sole is well cleaned. For the steam plant, check that there is no scale deposit. 

The second indispensable instrument for ironing is the ironing board . It must be stable, adjusted to a good size, and have a cotton or foam cover. In addition to this equipment, you can use a jeanette for the sleeves and collar of the shirt , and starch to facilitate the sliding of the iron on the shirt.

A good material allows you to make your ironing in good conditions to have an impeccable rendering without spending a lot of time.

Collar, sleeves, ... How to go for each party ??

Start with the collar spreading it on the ironing board and smooth it with your hand. Then go back from the middle to one end, then from this end to the second. Once the collar ironed, go to the sleeves and wrists . Spread a sleeve well on the table and adjust it respecting the folds and seams. Start from the center of the sleeve to the ends, starting at the bottom end. You can also iron the lower part of the sleeve and then put the upper part on the jeannette to iron it. Repeat the same exercise for the second run. For wrists, unfold each on the table, smooth, and avoid creases. Iron in the same way as for the collar of the shirt.

To iron the body of the shirt , start with one side of the front spreading it well on the ironing board so that there is no crease. Then go back from the center to the end. Do this for both sides. Ironing on the side where the buttons are located should be done with greater care. It is better to put the iron between the buttons so as not to damage them.

Finish ironing your shirt by the back . Spread the back of the shirt and have the shoulders adhere to the narrow end of your ironing board. Iron, always from the center to the end, being careful to respect the folds if there are any. Put away your shirt to prevent it from creasing again.

How to fold his shirt so as not to crease it directly after ironing ??

To prevent your shirt from creasing again, you will need to fold it correctly or put it on a hanger

To fold a shirt, you must first close all buttons and fold the collar as if the shirt was worn . Then turn over the shirt to see his back. Take one side of the shirt and fold it on the back so that part of the front appears on part of the back. Fold the sleeve over the part of the front you just folded. Do the same exercise for the second side. Check that none of the sides protrude from the collar, put 2 of your fingers on each side of the collar before folding. Then fold the shirt from the bottom up and you're done. 

As for the hanger, keep the shirt open and put the hanger inside at the top so that each of its ends enters the sleeve of the shirt, then button down. 

Your shirt is perfectly ironed and ready to be worn whenever you want!

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