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How to Iron a Shirt

Ironing a shirt can be an easy and quick task that one can get over with, in a matter of minutes. The knowledge of what is needed, together with adequate preparation goes a long way to making ironing as easy as it can be.

With your ironing board near a power source and the iron plugged in, allow for the iron to gain heat, having set it at the lowest level setting. Makes sure that you have all the things needed for ironing your shirt near you before you start ironing. The shirt should be moist and if you are ironing more than one shirt, make sure that you begin with the light shirt first and then progress to heavier shirts.

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First Iron the Collar

Your shirt should first be ironed in the collar. The collar is the most visible part of the shirt since it helps to frame the face. Pop the collar up and begin with the underside, press slowly from one point of the collar to the other. You should ensure that the collar is moist enough before you start ironing it. Wrinkles may appear on the collar, but you can press them to the bottom where they are minimally visible. After this, flip the shirt over and press the outside of the collar as you have pressed for the inside.

Iron the Cuffs

The cuffs should be the next thing when ironing herreskjorter. Cuffs are the second recipients of attention after the collar. For you to iron the cuff, you should first unbutton it to take in the gauntlet button so that it is laid out flat. Start by ironing the inside of the cuff first and then iron the outside next. This will help you move the wrinkles to the edges, especially if the fabric is uneven. The next thing should be to carefully iron around the buttons, and do not forget to iron the backside as well.

TIP: Never iron over buttons, unless you place a towel on top of them, or else they will leave a mark.

Iron the Front

The third place on the shirt to iron is the front. You should start by ironing the sides that has buttons. Carefully iron around the buttons, remembering not to iron over the buttons. You then move back, towards the top of the shoulder and then iron to the lower parts of the shirt. Repeat the same steps on the other side of the shirt. If have any plackets, ensure that you press the material that is under with the tip of the iron and then press over the top. The front placket also receives a lot of attention and you can take some more time on it to press it a little harder.

The Back of The Shirt

To iron the back, lay the shirt flat on the board. If you want, you can place one of the heads of the sleeves into the edge of the ironing boards. This way a half of the back is exposed in a prime position on the board for you to iron. As soon as you are through ironing the one half of the back, slide it and iron the other remaining half. Begin by ironing the back area of the shoulder and then progressively slide down.

The Sleeves

Most people prefer to iron the sleeves last since they can be ironed in any fashion. They are also the hardest parts to iron in a shirt and they require some more attention. The secret to a smooth ironing of the sleeves is to ensure that the fabric lies smoothly and flat before the iron is applied. The sleeve should be taken by the seam and laid flat on the ironing board. Match the crease line to make sure that there is only one crease line on the sleeve.

After you have gone through these steps, ensure that you have inspected it and you can then hang it in the closet where it won’t get come into contact with anything that could crease it.