Different Fabrics, Garments or Textile articles demand special care process. From washing to dry cleaning to expert manual care, fabrics have their own set of instructions when it comes to Textile care. A few processes can be achieved at home by using DIY methods while most of the fabrics demand 100% professional expert care. Let’s see how and what we can achieve with DIY methods.
How you can get the same results as the professionals at home.
The trick is to use a steam press for the kitchen, becoming increasingly common in many households. Be sure your press is on a smooth cushioned surface. If the surface is shiny or solid, use fabric or cushion padding.
Adjust the temperature according to the article you're pressing. Adjust your article to fit the pressing surface. Bed sheets, for example, should be folded and stored behind the pressing pad so that they can be pulled forward if required. Garments or linen should be damp to achieve the best results with a press. Finish your article as per your requirement and keep in a hanger storage for a long lasting result.
DIY professionally pressed shirts
Complete the pressing in parts to achieve the ideal pressed shirt or blouse. Adjust the temperature of the press according to your fabric. Start with the shirt's yoke, which is simpler to do with the corner of the press, and work your way down to the sleeves. Make sure the armhole seam is at the edge of the padded foundation by pressing a shirt sleeve into the flat part of the press. The final move will be to press the collar flat. Just make sure you have the collar on the board because you don't want to undo the pressing you've already done.
DIY Professionally pressed trousers
There are several different types of trousers available in a number of materials, but they will all be pressed in the same manner.
You will press the top of the trousers by sliding the trousers over the end of the board, which is the outline of the board. If there are some pleats or pockets, a small pad may be placed behind them to keep them from being creased. If the leg fits perfectly into the press board, the legs can be pressed one-half at a time. Casual trousers and jeans, for example, maybe pressed flat if they don't need a crease.
Again, do not forget to adjust temperature according to your Fabric!
DIY professional finishing on other garments & fabrics.
When it comes to pressing, various fabrics and garments have their own set of rules.
Acrylic and wool blend materials need less strain and time in the press, but make sure to read the garment care label or any specific guidance. Knitted pieces would need less time and pressure in the press. Temperature will be lower and steam may not be used.
Denims (such as jeans) will need to be sprayed with water or dampened before ironing to smooth the fabric. Additionally, pressure is to be applied for a longer time.
When you've finished ironing, make sure the board is fully dry and cool before carrying on. You will choose to replace the foam and cover of your press board over time. This will help to extend the life of your press and ensure that your clothes continue to look fantastic!