They are indispensable. Because they stop you from ruining your clothes.
Sewers are always pressing seams. And sometimes it can take quite a lot of heat to press a seam flat. Especially on thick fabrics like wool. Or napped fabrics like corduroy.
A pressing cloth placed over those seams take away the danger of scorching or burning. Without intention!
My sewing days passed me by a long time ago.
To be precise, I stopped sewing when I started making the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Covers. On my dining room table.
500 in a row took the gloss off sewing for me.
Even when we moved the making of the covers off our dining room table. And to our sewing company. And started making our covers with love and care in rural Australia by men and women who have a disability. I couldn’t get my enthusiasm back for sewing.
But I still LOVE ironing.
And use a pressing cloth whenever I think I’m in danger of spoiling a fabric with too much heat.
People are tempted to use a handkerchief.
Or a tea towel.
But they’re not the best solution.
For two reasons.
If the tea towel isn’t super clean.
And I mean – you’ve only used it for pressing. And never for drying dishes.
You’re in danger of pressing something into your fabric that will leave stains.
Handkerchiefs and tea towels have hems. Which. When pressed into some fabric. Will leave a ridge mark. Which may. Or may not. Press out.
Some years ago we started making our own pressing cloths. Called the Best Boy Pressing Cloth.
The makers of the Rajah Cloth went the way of China. And instead of making a quality cloth. Made a cheap. And barely usable cloth.
And our customers started asking us for one.
How many do we sell? In the thousands every year.
Many to men and women who have marked their clothes by using a tea towel. Or a handkerchief.
One of Australia’s leading garment makers refers their customers to the Best Boy Pressing Cloth.
Have I changed your mind about the merits of using a pressing cloth? Email me at the bottom of this post.
~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
PS. This Ironing Diva loves leading an elegant life. And a pressing cloth is invaluable when avoiding dangerous heat confrontations with your garments.
PPS. I am not only an Ironing Diva. But as one friend says, I am ‘The Queen’ when it comes to ironing.
I Am The Purveyor Of The Tantrum Free Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies
Made with love and care in RURAL Australia by men and women who have a disability.
It’s not for everyone.
But it’s definitely for you if you’re fussy about the cover you iron on.
And if you love to support Australian made.
And want to put something back into the community when you make a purchase.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover cover has more than 350,000 customers in 29 countries. Because it lives up to its name. It ‘Fitz Like A Glove™’ every time you iron.
And these are the ‘Other Goodies’
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Have a question? Email me at the bottom of this post.
Or phone me, Carol Jones, in rural Australia on 02 63 588 511.
Photos of my rural property are courtesy of me, Ironing Diva – who is also known as Paddock Paparazzi – and taken at sunrise every morning.
A Dusky Woodswallow. With A Prized Seed For Breakfast.
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A Dusky Woodswallow. In The Rain.