EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR PRESSING YOUR SUIT

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  1. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    First go to a fabric store. Ask for 100 % cotton drill.
    purchase one yard, thats about 6 or 7 bucks.
    at home toss in the washer along with the laundry..
    after drying, iron it out with steam .
    now cut a strip 10" wide and the full 36" length of
    the cloth. do the same on the other side
    You now have 3 10"wide strips.
    Take the center cut and divide into two pieces..
    you now have a life time supply of press cloths.

    next you need a sponge a plastic is ok but a natural
    one is best. a size smaller than your fist is all you need.

    A small container for water. I am using a cat watering dish.

    A dry iron. A steam one is ok but use it with the tank empty.

    an ironing board. and/or various tailors bucks or a
    tailors ham.

    now you are ready.


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    Great info, thanks. Do you have pics that show the proper way to iron the suit?
     
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    thats coming
     
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    You need a suit to be ironed
     
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    Jeffreyd has a very good tutorial on this.
    click on "touching up your suit".
     
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    thanks...is this the one you're referring to?

    Touching Up a Suit without Wrecking It
     
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