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Basically all fabrics should be pressed before being cutting out. Woollen fabrics and stretch fabrics should be pressed/ironed with a damp cloth. If the fabric is folded, unfold it and iron both sides as well as pressing the fold flat. The ironing temperature depends on the component material of the fabric (remember to check the label on the fabric roll when purchasing). Tip: cottons and linens are liable to shrink so, before cutting out, wash such fabrics and even put them in the drier to avoid nasty surprises later.
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Usually refers to electronic sewing machines with a built-in computer system that allows for programming a wide range of embroidery stitches.

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    Oct 4, 2011, 07.35 PMby patti-r

    Wanted to add this: Use some common sense on fabric type before you press or iron, research how to handle velvet (needle board), dry clean only and few others require special attention. Remember to use correct fabric settings on iron.

    Pressing is when you use the iron in an up & down motion and press hard to create or reinforce the folds of hems, pleats etc (i.e. to create creases), sleeve heads, set a seam, pressing cloth important when pressing open seams place under seam will not leave a pressing mark on right side of garment and is an essential part of the making clothes look professional/ handmade as opposed to homemade.

    Ironing involves sliding an iron back and forth to remove wrinkles and is normally only done to finished garments. Remember to use correct fabric settings on iron.

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    Aug 17, 2010, 08.03 PMby muslinmay

    Very interesting, what about dry clean only fabrics?

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