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Tips & Techniques > Pressing neck area on shirts with collars

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Posted by: Irene Q
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Posted on: 10/5/08 12:15 PM
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When I make a shirt with a collar, I always find it a challenge to press the neck area. The collar/neck seam can be pressed over a tailor's ham, but I've found that if I position the shirt with the collar sticking straight up like this or like this, it makes it easier to press those facings around the collar area. (I also do this when I iron shirts.)

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JustTrina said... (11/3/08 9:07 PM) Reply
great tip, going to go re-press those 4 shirts i just ironed! thanks so much!!
theroyalscribe said... (10/14/08 7:34 PM) Reply
This is a good tip that I probably wouldn't have thought of.
Mary Stiefer said... (10/12/08 9:21 AM) Reply
Wnat a smart idea. Love it Irene. Thanks.
sewtime said... (10/10/08 9:22 PM) Reply
Irene, thank you for this great tip.
Sarah J Doyle said... (10/8/08 3:19 PM) Reply
Great idea - always good to know of things that can help with the pressing process.
Kirstenw said... (10/6/08 4:14 AM) Reply
Thank you for the pressing tip, I have recently learned just how important pressing is.
Winifred said... (10/5/08 6:02 PM) Reply
Excellent idea Irene - will take that up. Fabric looks nice - will we be seeing a review of that ?
 
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