How To Press A Shirt
How To Press A Shirt
This VideoJug film is designed to show you how to press a shirt. Pressing a shirt is a very basic technique in ironing clothes. Find out how you can press a shirt with help from a professional in this video.
I am going to talk you through how to press a shirt. First, you will need a piping hot steam iron filled to the max level with water setting to max steam, setting to max, so as you can see when you hold it perpendicular to the floor, there is lot of steam coming out to there. Now, I start by pressing the back of the collar.
Reason being is if you are living in a city or an area where the water is quite hard, you can often get scales spitting out of the base of the iron. If you are pressing on to an exposed area of the shirt, it's going to mark it especially if it's a white shirt. So, I start by pressing the back of the collar, so if anything spots out, it's not going to be visible when I wear the shirt.
After pressing the back of the collar, I turn the shirt over and I press with a not too harder, not too firmer pressure but so long as it's even and always pulling the cloth taut so that you are pressing it, flatten on, pressing on top of any creases which are in the cloth. I will then feed the narrow pointed end of the ironing board into the sleeve head of the shirt and I will press the uppermost part of the chest area just underneath the frontal most part of the collar and around in between the buttons part of the sleeve head and also the front part of the shoulder of the shirt. I will then move it around so I am pressing the yoke of the back of the shoulder being the strip across the shoulders on a shirt also the top scenes on the shoulder and the rear part of the sleeve head.
I will then move on to the front side of the shirt and quite literally, I will be making sure the shoulder the shirt is lying flat on top of the ironing board and then you are pressing it as it lies there, you might pull the cloth taut in certain areas possible, the hem has a tendency to curl up and generally the shirt will lie flat whilst you press it, then roll it around to the rear panel of the shirt, pressing along the scene at the back up to the yoke and down to the hem and then finally the sleeves. So, first of all, I am taking the thicker part of the scene and I am lying it underneath so it's not facing up towards me and I am pressing this and whilst I have got the shirt sleeves weighted down, I am pulling it flat towards the back or top of the shirt sleeve to make my crease, here running along the back of the palette in the cuff and then holding it off of the ironing board so it was not to press over the top of the button and that's making a circle of the button through the cloth. And then, fasten button on the sleeve and there you have a pressed shirt.