SMS Sewing Tip #2–Pressing NOT Ironing

on February 18 | in Sewing + Quilting Tips | by | with 2 Comments

This has been an issue that has come up a few times in my interactions this week, so I thought I’d mention it here….If you really pay attention to your pattern instructions, you know that you should (often not always) press open your seams. Â Pressing means that you should put your iron down and lift it up.  Do not move it back and forth, as this can push your fabric out of shape.  Steaming will make it even worse.  So, turn off the steam and gently press the iron down. 

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2 Responses to SMS Sewing Tip #2–Pressing NOT Ironing

  1. DaisyCake says:

    I have been using steam AND moving it back and forth. Ugh! I have so much to learn!

  2. Mika says:

    I did NOT know this! I am a VERY novice sewer/quilter so I’m still learning the ropes. This may explain why alot of my seams aren’t lining up right and squares aren’t straight…ugh! Off to pore over the archives and drool at the store!

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