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from Threads August/September 2006 (#126)



Pressing Matters
Learn why your iron is as critical as your sewing machine for creating shapely garments
by Ann Steeves

Pressing is one of the most important steps in making high-quality, attractive garments. In fact, an accomplished dressmaker often spends as much time pressing as she does stitching. Custom clothier Ann Steeves demonstrates techniques for using the iron to give shape to sewn garments and describes her favorite pressing tools. She proves that a garment doesn't look well sewn until it's well pressed.

Online extra: Watch a video demonstration of pressing techniques

Photos: Scott Philips

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From Threads #126, pp. 40-45
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