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Pressing Tools & Techniques

Pressing Tools & Techniques

This lesson will introduce you to the tools and techniques used to professionally press your garments. We will teach you how to press light to medium-weight fabrics, how to press velvet and leather, and what tools to use and when. The results will be the difference between a homemade-looking garment vs. one that looks professionally-produced.

Module Description Step
1 Pressing Lightweight Fabrics 1-4
2 Pressing Napped Fabrics 1-3
3 Pressing Wool and Heavyweight Fabrics 1-3
4 Pressing Leather 1-2
5 Pressing Seams 1-4
6 Pressing Tailored Garments 1-6
7 Pressing Cuffs 1-4
8 Pressing Curved Seams 1-4
9 Pressing Sleeves 1-4
10 Spot Pressing 1-2
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MODULE 1 • Pressing Lightweight Fabrics

Step Description
1 Today’s lesson is pressing techniques.
2 Let’s begin with ironing lightweight fabrics.
3 The first thing you should do is test the steam on your iron. Be sure it’s not too hot. I would take a sample of fabric and try it first.


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