Wrinkle-free ironing

How to iron a shirt

  1. Undo all the buttons, including any holding down the collar and fastening the cuffs. Check the material of your shirt – if it is cotton, use a high temperature iron with plenty of steam. For other materials, consult the guidelines on the label.

  2. Place the collar flat on the ironing board, so you are ironing the inside of the collar. Then fold down the collar and press on the outside of the collar.

  3. Next, the yoke (the part that goes across the shoulders) of the shirt. Fit this over the end of the ironing board, then carefully iron as far towards the middle as you can. Swap over the un-ironed side of the yoke is over the edge of the ironing board, and repeat the same firm pressing motion so the entire yoke it smooth.

  4. Now place one of the sleeves flat on the ironing board, making sure that the seam on the underside of the sleeve is straight. Iron in short ‘pushes’ across the sleeve, just coming short of the non-seam edge. When the entire sleeve is ironed, carefully iron in a crisp crease along the non-seam edge. Put the cuff flat on the ironing board and iron. Repeat for other sleeve.

  5. You can now put one of the fronts of the shirt over the end of the ironing board. Iron carefully, avoiding the buttons and using the tip of the iron – Braun's Precision Tip is ideal for this – iron right up to the buttons. Repeat on the other side of the shirt front, and the back of the garment.

  6. Hang up, ensuring the shirt shoulders are ‘square’ on the hanger.

How to iron anything with a lace trim

  1. Check the temperature of the main garment. If it requires anything other than a very cool iron, then iron the main body of the garment last.

  2. Lay the lace trim flat on an ironing board and make sure your iron is on a very low setting. You’ll need an iron that provides steam even on the coolest setting, like the Braun TexStyle.

  3. Our tip: Give your lace additional protection by clicking the unique soft textile protector on the soleplate. It replaces the towel that people formerly used to protect delicate fabrics.

  4. Iron the less delicate fabric last, again making sure to follow the recommendations on the garment label.


How to iron a garment with a mix of materials

  1. The trick here is to start with the coolest part first, and using an iron with a textile protector (see lace trim) when necessary.

  2. However, if the main body of the garment requires a cool iron and other parts need a hot iron, the ironing is best done in stages as the main body of the garment may crease again as you tackle other areas.

  3. To solve this problem, iron the small areas with a hot iron, then turn off your iron and leave the garment for half an hour.

  4. Now switch the iron on to a low setting to tackle the remainder.

How to iron a wrap dress

  1. As with the shirt, check what setting the iron needs to be on, and undo any ties or fastenings.

  2. First, iron the ties, the collar (if your dress has one) and then lay the sleeves flat on the ironing board.

  3. As you’re unlikely to want a crisp seam on these sleeves, using the iron in short ‘pushes’, iron the sleeve material flat but do not iron to either edge of the sleeve. Now move the sleeve so that the un-ironed sections by the seam and the edge are now flat on the board and can be ironed – again, avoiding ironing any creases into the edge of the material.

  4. Next iron the body of the dress, using the same technique as for the shirt. It is best to iron the top of the dress before the skirt, to prevent creasing creeping back in. An iron like the Braun TexStyle has a precision shot that provides a jet of steam that can really speed up the job.