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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Now i have another problem,
I cant iron shirts they never turn out the way i want them to be!
anyone know how to iron them and give me tips??
post #2 of 23
post #3 of 23
I know people usually start with the sleeves, but I tend to work on the body first, in sections. Start with the front button side, and keep rotating it around the ironing board - still in small sections - until it's all done. Then do the sleeves and the collar! One thing is, to make sure that the shirt is still damp - makes life a lot easier!

Hope this helps a bit!
post #4 of 23
Make sure your iron is hot enough for the material of the shirt.

Oh, I hate ironing, I have got a bit pile of clothes waiting for me.
post #5 of 23
i was the world's worst ironer!!! i couldnt do it to save my life, but i think i am improving now and plus, i always use the easy iron stuff you can put into the iron
post #6 of 23
Fran, I iron all my clothes. I start with the sleeves first and then the collar, Then I start with front side of one shirt and work my way around. If you are ironing something linen or cotton, the iron need to be hot. If it is not a steam iron I would fill up an old pump bottle of something (like hairspray) with water and keep it next to you while you are ironing.
post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
well i do the same as sarah, but my sleeves and shoulders never look right i mean the front and back are fine nd straight but not the sleeves, i find it alot harder with long sleeves
post #8 of 23
When I do the sleeves, pull the cuff away from the collar - while holding the collar - and it should straighten up. Turn the cuff slightly until it lies flat and then work fron the shoulder to the cuff. This way, if it has gathers around the cuff, you can iron around them with the point of the iron!

I find, this way makes some crisp lines on the sleeves and the more often you iron them, the easier it becomes as the creases begin to stay better!

Good luck with it, it takes a while to get there!
post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 
if only my mum lived downstairs
post #10 of 23
I'm no help...I hate ironing, and I never learned how to do it correctly.

I just make my boyfriend do it...he's in the military, and up until recently, he had to iron his uniform PERFECTLY every night (they recently switched over to non-iron uniforms). He's very good at creases!

So, good luck, Fran!
post #11 of 23
Ironing? What's that then?
post #12 of 23
Sorry Fwan, I have no advice to offer. I always con the hubby into doing it.
post #13 of 23
Fwan, take them to the drycleaners. They can just launder shirts and iron them. Their iron is so hot, you can usually launder them at home 2-3 times afterwards, and if you take them out of the dryer right away they still look ironed!
post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
no way!
they cost so much here!
3 shirts = 20 euros they are mental!
for them to wash my mothers coat it coster her 40 euros
post #15 of 23
Hey Fwan, how about getting some of that wrinkle releaser spray from Walmart? It's not a perfect fix but it helps A LOT. It will completely take the wrinkles out of cotton shirts and it smells wonderful. All you have to do is spray the shirt while it is on a hanger and smooth the wrinkles out with your hand and let it dry. It's SO much easier and the spray isn't that expensive. You should be able to find it in the laundry detergent section is Walmart.
post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Kellyyfaber
Hey Fwan, how about getting some of that wrinkle releaser spray from Walmart? It's not a perfect fix but it helps A LOT. It will completely take the wrinkles out of cotton shirts and it smells wonderful. All you have to do is spray the shirt while it is on a hanger and smooth the wrinkles out with your hand and let it dry. It's SO much easier and the spray isn't that expensive. You should be able to find it in the laundry detergent section is Walmart.
i will try and look for it, do you know what its called?
post #17 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by fwan
Now i have another problem,
I cant iron shirts they never turn out the way i want them to be!
anyone know how to iron them and give me tips??
Are you practicing hometask Fran??

(Do you give us a sorprise soon???? .. )
post #18 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CoolCat
Are you practicing hometask Fran??

(Do you give us a sorprise soon???? .. )
LOL

Rigel! im 18 i have to get on my own legs some day!

Better do it now than later
post #19 of 23
I like Downy Wrinkle Releaser, it smells the best! Though I think other companies make similar products. Here's a link http://www.downy.com/products/wrinklereleaser.shtml
post #20 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by fwan
LOL
Rigel! im 18 i have to get on my own legs some day!
Better do it now than later
GOOD Spirit Fran!!! Excelent!, my respects to you!!!!!
post #21 of 23
Thread Starter 
i will have a lok because i dont know if germans use these sort of things
post #22 of 23
We don't iron. There's no point really. Good luck to you fwan!
post #23 of 23
I think ironing should b a man's job


no particular reason, just make me feel better about not doing it..

i cant iron, im terrible...as i say to my man

"u know i dont iron - i BURN"

scared him enough into doing it himself
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