Pressing Matters Course Overview: Welcome to the topic - Pressing Matters! For this topic, I'm excited to announce that Shari Fuller, the designer of the Thimbles and Acorns brand, will be my co-host! We are also joined by designer Melinda (Melody Valerie Couture) with a look at all the essential pressing tools. Pressing is an essential skill to master and will really make a difference in how your finished garments and projects turn out! I encourage you to follow along and glean as much as you can from the wisdom and experience of these amazing seamstresses!
The topic will be divided into four sessions:
Part 1: Topic Overview, Essential Tools, and The Ironing Board Makeover
Part 2: How To Clean Your Iron
Part 3: Pressing Techniques Demonstrated
Part 4: How To Make A Portable Pressing Mat
Pressing Matters PDF Course Guide
Download the PDF course guide.
Pressing Matters Essential Tools
In this video we take a look at all the essential pressing tools.
SWC Pressing Matters Ironing Board Makeover
In this video we go through the steps of making a new cover for any size ironing board.
How To Clean Your Iron
In this video we show how to remove residue from your iron with an acetaminophen tablet.
SWC Shaping Bias
In this video we will demonstrate shaping a piece of bias into a curve.
SWC Easing A Sleeve Cap
In this video we will demonstrate the importance of easing a sleeve cap by pressing with steam to create a perfectly shaped sleeve cap.
SWC Setting Pleats
In this video we use a small piece of fabric with pleats to show how to properly press pleats.