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Step-by-step pressing (ironing) when making a garment from handwoven fabric. Suggests pressing to set weave, square grain, and shape garment pieces.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 71

Tips from a tailor on pressing and shaping garments during sewing.
THREADS #10 Apr-May 1987 pg. 43

Tips for easier pressing of gathers and pleats and some sewing tips that will make garments easier to press.
THREADS #22 Apr-May 1989 pg. 8

Tip for a crisp finish when pressing quilting projects.
THREADS #34 Apr-May 1991 pg. 14

Pressing matters. A tailor's advice on getting wool into shape with good pressing and shaping during tailoring. How to use a flatiron and a clapper. Shaping and shrinking the collar, lapel and sleeve cap described. Includes a guide to basic pressing equipment and pattern for making a custom tailor's ham (schmoo), a filled muslin bag shaped to approximate body curves.
THREADS #34 Apr-May 1991 pg. 52

Tip on how to shape sleeve caps with steam.
THREADS #35 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 14

Tip recommends using nonwoven fabric softener sheets as press cloths for small craft projects.
THREADS #40 Apr-May 1992 pg. 18

Getting the best of gabardine. Advice on choosing a fabric, matching weights to garments, handwashing and preshrinking, interfacing, and seam finishes. Accompanying article describes perfect gabardine pressing.
THREADS #41 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 66, 70

Tip suggests an easy way to press flat trims.
THREADS #42 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 24

Tip tells how to press a hemline without leaving a press line on the right side of the garment.
THREADS #46 Apr-May 1993 pg. 10

Tip on using an oven mitt as a pressing aid.
THREADS #55 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 14

Tip on how to have a good supply of press cloths at just the right dampness for pressing.
THREADS #62 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 14

The pros on pressing. Tips and tools that will result in professional results. Includes examples of tools to make and unusual solutions to pressing problems.
THREADS #62 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 40

Tip on the advantages of using silk organza as a press cloth.
THREADS #70 Apr-May 1997 pg. 20

Press cloths. A look at the variety of fabrics to use and when to use them.
THREADS #84 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 45

Tip: How to make a wax pad for ironing.
WORKBASKET Mar 1988 (v.53#5) pg. 18