Maybe it is because my first job in life was ironing my Dad's work shirts for a nickle a piece.
Or maybe it was bottle with the rooster on it that was used to sprinkle laundry.
Or maybe its because I grew up in an era that it was more likely that there was damp laundry in the fridge than soda.
Now I don't iron tee shirts or sheets or blue jeans.
But my ironing board and iron are permanent fixtures in my house.
As I prepare to teach another sewing class at Scott Community College, I have discovered something that I can't seem to convey to my students.
You need to press as much as you sew.
Before I start ... I press the fabric and I press the pattern.
I press every seam as I go and I continue to press the garment as I go.
I use lots of steam ..... I keep a spray bottle of water besides my iron. I use a press cloth whenever necessary.
I press the seam binding and rick-rack before I apply it.
I press the first turn of the hem. I press the second turn of the hem and I press the hem again after I have sewn it.
So .... tell me how to convince my students that the iron is as important as the sewing machine.
In the meantime, as I am pondering my dilemma, I'll show off last week's sewing project.
Pajama pants for Honey ......
Hopefully, by the end of the week, I will have a new linen dress for myself.
Maybe one day .... I'll have a place to wear it!!!