Pressing is an integral part of any home sewing project. The type of fabric for home sewing and the pressing area determine the correct tools and methods of pressing.
The main pressing tool is the steam iron. Try to choose one that has a range of adjustable heating settings, a good source of steam and, if possible, a non-stick base. This property allows the iron to slide easily on the clothes and prevents the residue from sticking. You also need a sturdy ironing board with a good lining and adjustable width; Adjust the height for your comfort.
You won’t believe it, but once you find a suitable iron, you usually don’t need to replace it. These days it’s hard to find even a large ironing board, and believe me, a large ironing board is a little important if you’re working on larger projects like full curtains, bedding or something like that.
However, in addition to the iron and ironing board, the consumer is available a wide range of press tools. Each tool or accessory is designed to achieve the best results. Some tools have a dual purpose, combining the functions of different tools. Choose the most versatile and useful press tools for home sewing.
A tool with good cushioning is covered with wool on one side to hold steam while pressing wool and thick cotton, on the other hand, for all fabrics, especially those that require high temperatures.
The cover usually has two panel sizes; Each disassembled and has a silicone lid. Slide the sleeve to the desired collar size or use a curved end for the sleeve of the hat or neckline.
Portnow ham is particularly useful for areas such as darts and curved seams; areas formed under pressure on the rounded and dense surfaces of the ham. Moulding and giving shape to wool products with tailoring.
Although tailor ham and tailor ham are similar and only one is important, you’ll find that contour ham has more curved surfaces than regular tailor ham, for ironing large and small items of clothing.
A pressed glove or a soft-lining glove is used to compress the hands (without steam), which the tailor cannot reach. When pressed, put the glove on the sleeve plate rather than by hand.
The seam roller (tightly wrapped cylindrical pillow) is used to press the seams to tubular details such as a sleeve or pants. Roller design allows you to perform pressed seams, without leaving the print to the seam on the right side.
The purpose of using press napkins is to avoid the glitter of iron. (There is no greater sin for me than a home seamstress can do than shiny stitches!) Cotton sarja, soaked in silicone, helps the iron to slide smoothly. The transparent fabric allows you to see the area when printing. When pressing the wool, always use a vaporizer for more steam. He just removes those shiny lines that should never be on the clothes!
I use cotton (a moulded hardwood bar with grooves for grabbing, also called a punching block) to smooth out the thick edges of the garment; soak these areas of steam and push or push the valve to the wet area until the area has cooled. So even if you want to sometimes use a flap over someone’s head without heating a steam iron, you may be wasting your time and just pouring out your anger!
Another useful tool is Point Press and Clapper, a hardwood tool with one pointy end for narrow corners such as collar seams, and another square end for wider angles such as valves and cuffs.
The Portnow board is another hardwood tool with three surfaces, each with different contours and shapes. Choose a surface and shape to match the pressed item of clothing. Add the quilted covers for a soft shape.
The embroidery board is indispensable for ironing of lint fabrics. The surface of the press is made of short steel wires, fixed on a thick fabric base; also called a velvet plate. Place the cloth with a pile on the board face down so that the pile does not squash.
Typing paper (in today’s world gone by) or strips of paper made of brown bags can be placed under the seams when pressed to avoid printing on the right side of the garment.
Do not forget to always put the iron on the area to be pressed, and hold it with light pressure, while steam comes out, lift the iron and move to a new place.
· When ironing, move the iron around the fabric in the direction of the fiber line.
· Allow the fabric to cool before putting it on the ironing board.
Keep the home sewing cloth as flat as possible around the area on which you press.
Before cutting the cloth for home sewing, make sure that the central crease can be pressed.
Before you cut the fabric, remove the folds from the fabric.
Always press after each stitch stitch and, to avoid printing, do not press the pins or a mesh.
Believe it or not, pressure is very important for ready-to-wear. Check the finished clothes to make sure the seams are not clamped and you will quickly understand why the seam tightening is so important.
Will the above information change your attitude to the pressure of the seams of ready-to-wear, sewn on a home sewing machine?
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