Embroidery Tip: Why You Need a Pressing Cloth

A good pressing cloth is a necessity. It keeps your iron from contact with your fabric to avoid scorching, shiny spots and little stains. It also protects your iron when you use any type iron-on or fusible interfacing.

What is a Pressing Cloth?

The pressing cloth acts as a protective barrier the pressing process. It’s use protects the iron, ironing board, and/or the fabric.

Use with embroidery

Using a pressing cloth will protect the embroidery thread from the surface of the iron while “setting” the color and stitch formation. Your embroidery will be perfect after it is laundered!

General use

Your pressing cloth can be used beneath your project when pressing with interfacing to protect the ironing board, or use one on top of a delicate fabric to keep the iron from creating a shine on the seams of your project.

A pressing cloth is not necessary for every fabric. Test a scrap of your fabric with your iron; if you get a sheen or a discoloration, you’ll want to use your pressing cloth.

You can either lightly dampen your pressing cloth, or use it dry. When using a damp cloth, it’s better not to use the steam setting your your iron. It’s always a good idea to test your fabric before going too far to be sure the heat setting on your iron is set appropriately.

Press through the cloth onto the wrong side of your fabric. Avoid the right side (pretty side) as much as possible. Press your seams as you sew.

Tips from Floriani

Watch these additional tips for using a pressing cloth from the experts at Floriani.

Available at B-Sew Inn

So, now that you know why you need a pressing cloth, the next step is purchasing yours today! It can be picked up at your favorite B-Sew Inn location or online at bsewinn.com. Click here for the direct link to the product page.

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