Tips for ironing a shirt well
Blanchisserie du Vieux-Bourg, a professional laundry with more than 10 years of experience among its professionals, offers you some advice on how to iron a shirt well:
Prepare the shirt
Before you start ironing, make sure the shirt is clean and dry. If the shirt is wet, it may wrinkle more easily. If the shirt is dirty, treat the stains before ironing.
Choose the iron
The iron must be at the appropriate temperature for the type of shirt fabric. For cotton shirts, use a high temperature. For polyester shirts, use a low temperature.
Prepare the ironing board
The ironing board must be clean and smooth. You can use a damp cloth to clean the board before ironing.
Follow the following steps:
1. Iron the shirt inside out
Iron the shirt inside out to avoid showing the right side of the shirt.
Ironing the shirt inside out is an important tip to prevent the right side of the shirt from being marked. The fabric on the wrong side is generally stronger and therefore less likely to be marked.
2. Iron the collar
Iron the shirt collar carefully. Use a damp cloth to help keep the collar smooth. To iron the collar easily, place the shirt on a chair or table and iron the collar with gentle movements.
3. Iron the cuffs
Iron the shirt cuffs carefully. Use a damp cloth to help keep the handles smooth. To iron the cuffs easily, fold the cuffs in half and iron them with smooth movements.
4. Iron the sleeves
Iron the shirt sleeves one at a time. Start at the top of the sleeve and work your way down to the tip. To iron the sleeve easily, secure the sleeve to the ironing board with pins or clothes pegs.
5. Iron the body of the shirt
Iron the body of the shirt from the neck to the hem. Start with the back and then work the front of the shirt.
To iron the body of the shirt easily, pin the shirt to the ironing board with pins or clothespins.
6. Iron the hem
Iron the hem of the shirt carefully. Use a damp cloth to help keep the hem smooth. To iron the hem easily, place the shirt on a chair or table and press the hem with gentle movements.
7. Finish the shirt
After ironing the entire shirt, check that there are no creases or marks. If necessary, iron the dented areas again.
- Use a cotton cloth between the iron and the shirt to protect the fabric.
- Do not iron the shirt for too long in one place, as this may cause burns.
- If the shirt is very wrinkled, you can use a steamer to help unwrinkle stubborn areas.