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Shirt Ironing Tips

Shirt Ironing Made Simple

Shirt ironing is nobody’s favourite job, but it’s got to be done. Now we just need to get the message out to the world to make it less painful for all involved!


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Tip 1 | Collar

Collar first. Lay the collar out flat on the ironing board and iron from the outside in so to speak. This stops those nasty little creases on the stitched edges.

Tip 2 | Shoulder

Shoulder panel next. On the back of the shirt, there is a panel across the top between the collar and the main body of the shirt (called a yoke technically!). Try this bit next and then you won’t need to deal with it again. Here, I tend to get the back of the shirt too as that’s another task completed on the shirt ironing checklist!

Tip 3 | Sleeves

Now lay the sleeves flat on the board, one at a time. The crease should form naturally on the top if you fold it from the stitched seam that runs under your arm whilst wearing it.

Iron both sides of the sleeve, making sure not to cause two creases. This is the part you have to be most methodical about.


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Tip 4 | Front

Now it’s just the front to go. Start with the side with the buttons on, iron it all, making sure to go between each button before moving onto the second side.

The most important step comes right at the very end! Hang it on a good hanger with the top button done up and leave it to hang until completely cool (10/15 minutes). This will help it hold its shape throughout the day!

If all this fails you and you still can’t get the hang of it, bring them down to CanDo Laundry Services! It’s only £1.66 per shirt!