Choosing A Good Iron
To obtain beautiful seams, it is essential to iron or more precisely to squeeze parts and seams regularly. So, it is necessary to have a good iron, with a solid board and a coat so you want to sew well and get well made clothes.
Note, however, that we do not iron strictly speaking seams, it is rather to press on with iron to flatten them. Ironing by sliding the iron back and forth tends to deform the fabric while pressing, lifting the iron and resting it a few inches further, will not deform it. When we sew, we iron a seam as soon as it has been stitched.
Thus, if you have to sew a seam through a stitch, it is better that the sewing margins are as flat as possible. Of course, you have to organize to sew several seams before going to iron them all at once so as not to waste too much time.In any case, this involves having a good iron and if you do not know how to choose your iron, here are some tips:
What criteria for choosing an iron?
- It must be powerful enough to iron many types of fabrics: count a minimum of 1500 watt so that it can heat quickly and iron any fabric
- If you are sewing delicate fabrics, see if the iron has a digital control screen that will give you its temperature
- The tip of the iron must also be well marked: it is very useful to iron precisely!
- Look at the sole: choose a model that slides well without resistance.
- Test the iron: take it in hand to see if the handle is nice, comfortable: you will see very quickly what iron you prefer just pretending to iron!
- Tank side, take an iron whose tank is wide enough (at least 300 ml) to not have to recharge it all the time. See if it is easy to fill and if you can easily see the water level (to recharge it in time)
- Finally, the pressure is a significant factor: a steam iron is unavoidable, steam moisturizing the fibers and softening them; pressure makes it easier to pass steam through the fabric. Count the number of holes in the sole: the more there are, the better!