Fabrics are fickle and most of them are fragile. While all of them need care, different types of fabrics require distinct ironing techniques. Due to carelessness, we often end up damaging one or the other pieces. Sometimes, instead of carelessness, there is a lack of knowledge on how to care for certain clothes. While you can still manage burning or destroying regular tees for a minute, one can never afford to ruin expensive or special pieces. Therefore, for the sake of your clothing, here are tips to iron different fabrics, so that you can make them look their best. 

Cotton 

Cotton

Cotton is a soft and comfortable fabric. Also, it is one of the most commonly wearable ones. If you are an office goer, cotton garments tend to be your best friend. However, clothes made up of cotton becomes wrinkly in no time, therefore they need daily ironing to keep them crisp and wrinkle-free. 

Steps 

  • Before ironing cotton clothes, sprinkle water to make them damp. 
  • Set the iron on high temperature and start ironing. 
  • Do not leave the iron on the clothing, it will leave scorch marks. 

Lace 

Lace

Lace is an elegant and delicate fabric that is made of yarn or thread. The open web-like pattern make this fabric so fragile. The lace are prepared by a variety of threads, but the most common is cotton thread. Every girl has a lace piece in her closet, and here is how you should iron it. 

Steps 

  • Lay it on an iron stand or plane surface. 
  • Take a sheet of newspaper and place the fabric in between. 
  • Set the iron on medium and start ironing. 
  • Do not place the iron directly on the fabric. 

Silk 

Silk

Silk or as we popularly call in Resham in North India is produced from the cocoons of mulberry silkworm via a process called Sericulture. It has a shimmering appearance and is extremely delicate. People often end up burning this one due to carelessness. Here’s what you need to do. 

Steps 

  • Turn the fabric inside out and lay a portion of the fabric on an iron stand or plane surface. 
  • Do not use steam and set the temperature to the lowest setting. 
  • Do not leave the iron on fabric for more than 5 seconds. While you iron keep it moving. 

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Linen 

Linen

Linen is mostly used to prepare household items including, tablecloths, upholstery, soft furnishings, and curtains. Other than this, it is also used for making many types of garments. If you have pieces of linen clothing at your house, follow these steps to iron them. 

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Steps 

  • Most linen clothes have beautiful embroidery on it, so it’s best to iron them inside out. 
  • Begin by turning the fabric inside out. Sprinkle water to damp the piece of cloth. It will help to sharpen up any collars and cuffs. 
  • Set the temperature to the medium setting and gently iron. Do not put much pressure.