How to Iron a Shirt Properly
April 11, 2016
A shirt defines a lot about the person wearing it. If you want to have a good look, you will need to keep your shirts ironed. When you wear a wrinkled shirt, it tells others people that you don’t care how you look and you are too lazy to iron your shirt. A crisp shirt gives a nice impression on others. Of course, you will want to look well-groomed, composed and clean. Operating an iron is not much of an effort and it’s pretty simple. And you don’t own endless number of shirts either so you are left with the option of ironing. There are a number of ways to iron a shirt but I have put a simple method for you step by step. You are going to make your mom proud.
STEP 1: GET THE RIGHT PLACE AND EQUIPMENT
The first thing you need is an iron. You will be requiring an ironing board and a balanced surface to place it. The area where you are going to iron should be well-lighted and clean. The level of ironing board should be waist level for you. Get a spray bottle with water in it. Setup the ironing board in a comfortable place. Check the fabric of the shirt as different fabrics require different amount of heats. Spread the shirt on the ironing board, making sure you don’t wrinkle it all over again. Now plug the iron and set it up its hottest level initially.
STEP 2: SPRAY THE SHIRT
You have the shirt on ironing board, spread it properly, unbutton it and spray water on it to get the wrinkles out.
STEP 3: COLLAR
Start ironing the back of the collar of shirt and move from one end to other by applying moderate pressure.
STEP 4: BACK OF SHIRT
Place the shirt with the back facing the ironing board. The shirt should be placed flat to avoid creases and it makes the ironing process easier too. Slide the iron with moderate pressure from bottom to top. Slide the shirt over once you have ironed one side of it and then work on the other side just the same.
STEP 5: SLEEVES
Flatten the sleeves with your hands and start ironing from cuff moving to shoulder. You can iron on the top of the sleeve with a crease. Repeat the same with the other sleeve.
STEP 6: BUTTONS
You have to iron around the buttons carefully and gently so that the threads holding them are not disturbed.
STEP 7: FRONT OF SHIRT
Place the shirt so that the front is on top of ironing board. Iron from left or right side and then go to the other side. Iron around the sides of the pocket of the shirts to the center. Make sure to take your time to avoid any mistakes and harm. You don’t want to have a hole in your shirt.
You can now wear the shirt of hang it. Remember, an ironed shirt is always pleasant to wear and will give you a good look and make you approachable.