Ironing tips for different kinds of clothing fabrics
By Sutikshya Mallick | Oct 06, 2019
With festive season around the corner, it is important to pre-organise your outfits, shoes and accessories to avoid last-minute hassle.
It’s that time of the year where you would want to rock six yards of elegance or any traditional ethnic wear. With festive season around the corner, it is important to pre-organise your outfits, shoes, and accessories to avoid last-minute hassle. With this, iron becomes our prized possession for any celebratory occasion. Ironing is a fairly simple process, although it can be somewhat tricky if you've never done it before. Moreover, fabrics are fickle and each one requires a different kind of care and ironing technique. So, here’s a handy guide to ironing all your belongings like a pro!
Ironing Polyester clothing:
When ironing polyester fabrics, make sure the garment is slightly damp. If not, then you can pre-moisten it with a spray bottle. For ironing, set the temperature to low or medium heat. Start ironing from the top and work your way down the garment, pressing the iron firmly on the creases and re-wetting them if necessary, for better results. You can use Bajaj 1400W MX 16 Steam Iron for easy pressing or head on to our online official store to check out more options.
Ironing Cotton fabrics:
For cotton clothing materials, set the temperature to the highest setting and start ironing while still damp. If the fabric is dry, it is advisable to pre-moisten it with a spray bottle or use the spray button on your iron to dampen the fabric. Use steam and spray if necessary, to get rid of wrinkles and creases.
Maintaining Sequin fabrics:
Never iron clothes with sequins as ironing on the opposite side with a pressing cloth can also cause the sequins or glue to melt. If you need to remove wrinkles or creases, carefully use a clothes steamer and keep the steam wand at least twelve inches away from the clothing material.
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Ironing Lace and Wool clothing items:
While ironing such materials, fabric should not be in direct contact with the iron, as it may get burnt. Use a damp cloth between iron and the fabric while ironing. For Lace and Woollen fabrics, set the temperature to the lowest setting and avoid steam. It is advisable to check the cloth is damp and not soaking wet.
Ironing delicate fabrics:
Some fabrics such as Corduroy, Linen, Rayon and Satin are very delicate. Ironing the surface directly can cause damage to the fabric. It is always advisable to turn the clothing inside out prior to ironing. If you are dealing with Corduroy, place the clothing item on a white towel and iron inside out.
If you are ironing a Rayon clothing item, set the temperature to low heat and avoid stretching out the garment by ironing in smaller sections. For both Satin and Silk clothing materials, set the temperature to the lowest setting and avoid steam. You can use Bajaj Majesty One Dry Iron for better ironing results.
To apply the perfect ironing technique, make sure to check the label inside your garment to check the recommended fabric care instructions.
So, make sure that before picking out your clothing items, you have a reliable heating appliance to bail you out from the last-minute ironing bills. Check out Bajaj Electricals online store to explore more options for a hassle-free ironing experience.