Ironing 101 Tips. A Pressing Cloth. Why You Can’t Live Without One.
Pressing Cloth Facts. Facts. Facts.
Do you ever reach for a tea towel? Or a handkerchief? To put over a garment to stop you from scorching or burning it?
A pressing cloth is a better option. Because. It has no hems. Is much bigger than a handkerchief. And much better than a tea towel because it’s never been in your kitchen.
So. Once again. Why use a pressing cloth?
Because scorching and burning clothes is very easy to do when you’re ironing. Set your iron a little too high and your delicate and synthetic fabrics melt and crinkle in an instant. You can scorch a cotton shirt by wetting it too much and leaving the iron on it a few seconds too long.
Logos on your T-shirts are notorious for melting under the heat of your iron.
Men use pressing cloths on their suits. Because those fabrics tend to shine when they come into direct contact with an iron.
None of the above problems happen when you use a pressing cloth. And it’s such a simple solution.
Ironing 101 Tips. Pressing Cloths. What Do I Recommend?
You lay the cloth over whatever you’re ironing and press as normal retaining your high heat setting. The pressing cloth allows heat and steam through but protects against scorching and burning.
So you get a crisper finish and you don’t waste time waiting for your iron to adjust the temperature.
And. Stops those logos from melting from the heat of your iron.
I don’t recommend mesh pressing cloths because the mesh is raised. And actually prevents your iron from coming into contact with what’s underneath. So you can’t produce the perfect crisp finish you want when you iron.
I do. Of course. Recommend my own pressing cloth. The Best Boy Pressing Cloth. 75cm long. 27cm wide. Made from homespun. Hand frayed around the edges so lint doesn’t spill onto your garment. It is perfect!
How Do I Source My Tips
I have 24 years experience talking to tens of thousands of people who iron. All recommendations are my own. From my own research. And customer feedback.
I receive no compensation from any company for recommending their products. Because. I only recommend best quality. You do get what you pay for.
I write these tips to help you. If you like this tip, how else can I help you? Better yet. What else do you want/need to know about ironing? What tips would you like me to share with everyone?
~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
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