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.