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Professional pressing (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 9/11/09 11:29 PM
Good pressing is one key to make garments look less home made, but professional looking pressing is very difficult to achieve for home sewers.
When I sew shirts for my husband or for me, I press as I go and press every seam, but still I don't get the seams as flat as I see them on RTW shirts.
I discovered that giving the shirts after I complete them to the dry cleaner for professional pressing makes all the difference. The shirts come back looking totally professional, expensive RTW-like, and not home made anymore at all.
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Maripat said...
Good tip. The dry cleaner uses pressurized steam in a process we could never duplicate. You're right, it will give a professional look!
9/12/09 6:24 AM
Woolygal said...
What a great tip. Thanks.
9/12/09 7:35 AM
svetlana said...
My sewing partner manages a dry cleaners and all our stuff gets a professional pressing before delivery. It always looks better. No homemade look.
9/12/09 3:44 PM
Vellela said...
I can second this tip...I tend to send a lot of my sewing to the drycleaner...they are so much better at pressing than me!
9/13/09 11:07 PM
Rhoda K said...
I used to do this all the time, especially with jackets, etc., until I let the sewing gurus convince me that I could do this at home. Since I don't have a steam press, I guesss I'll continue as before. Thanks for this tip and those who *seconded* it ;-).
10/9/09 8:44 AM

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