Practical Advice For My Son #1 ~ How To Iron A Shirt

Do the collar first. This is important because if you try to scootch the shirt around after you have done other parts of it in order to do the collar you will wrinkle it back up. So do the collar and the band. Then do the yoke. Put each shoulder over the skinny end of the ironing board, one at a time, and iron those flat. You can get the top part of the fronts this way too. Then do the sleeves. You have to lay each one flat with the seams lined up and try not to press to many wrinkles in down by the cuff where the shirt gathers. Use the tiip of the iron there and go delicately. Then put one side of the front on the board with the skinny end of the board up into the shoulder. Iron one side then the other. Then go around and iron the back. Voila you are done. So you see, it is very hard to describe how to iron a shirt. It is easier to iron the shirt. Keep your iron filled with water to line and if it is a cotton shirt, iron it hot with steam. Polyester will melt if you iron it too hot (good to know for pants which may be part synthetic and many shirts are a blend which need a slightly lower heat). Heavy cotton can be sprayed with water to ease the wrinkles but don’t soak it or it will scorch if the iron is hot. Didn’t know there was so much to it, did you! Like everything else in life, ironing a shirt takes practice.

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2 thoughts on “Practical Advice For My Son #1 ~ How To Iron A Shirt”

  1. Dont forget how to use the washing machine. How to add detergents and bleach and clorox 2. Most men really dont know how to use a washing machine. Washers and dryers should be shaped like women, hahaha

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