Here I explained the Types or Stages of Pressing you need to follow, the difference between Ironing and Pressing, Pressing accordingly Fabric (A little guide I thought will help). But before thatโ€ฆ

Why Pressing is Important?

Without pressing a garment has a very unfinished, unpolished, rough, untidy look which is unattractive. When you newly sew a garment, you sew the seams. Pressing it properly will assure that the stitch sets well into the fabric.

It removes Crease lines, giving the garment a crispy, neat, smooth, and clean look. Not only that, without pressing a garment cannot achieve the proper shape.


Types of Pressing

If youโ€™re making clothes, you need to make sure it does not look like homemade clothes even it is. Right? So you need to follow the proper way for errorless, polished garments.

To make so, follow two steps pressings or two types of pressing in different stages ๐Ÿ˜€

1. Under Pressing

Under pressing is the pressing you will do while youโ€™re making the garment. When youโ€™re making a particular part of a garment like collars, seams, pockets you need to do pressing in every stage for smooth operation.


  • If you do pressing part by part it will be very easy to manage. Because you have to work with small parts of a garment.
  • There are some corners or part of a garment where you canโ€™t acess after finishing. Letโ€™s just say some are are tuft to reach, and you you donโ€™t do pressing before, you may end up with untidy look.
  • After pressing each part seperately youโ€™ll realise it became so easy to handle, and it will increase production rate.
  • Following tasks including Final Pressing will be easier and accurate. Garment finishing will be neater and more polished.

2. Final Pressing

Final Pressing is done after the garment has been made. Itโ€™s kind of the last step before packing it. Now you will know it is so easy to do because you already did under pressing.

3. Final Pressing

Final Pressing is a special pressing process to give a particular shape to the garment.

Ironing VS Pressing

When youโ€™re in the Fashion Designing industry, you will familiar with the word pressing rather than ironing.


As the name suggests Pressing is applying pressure onto the seams, collars, whole garment to set the stitches. You need to use the motion of lifting the iron with heat and moisture to set it. Here, you donโ€™t glide up and down on the material, you put the heat in one place, then remove it and place it in another place, and press it.


Ironing is Sliding over the garment up and down. It can cause stretching of the fabric, so we will avoid it. And thatโ€™s why in the Fashion industries you will never hear ironing, but pressing.

Press Accordingly Fabrics

I discuss here a few categories of fabrics, I know there are lots. But this will help. Every fabric reacts differently to heat, steam, and pressure.


Silk is very difficult to press. Especially, fine quality silk can be more difficult. Please use light pressure and low to moderate heat iron to press. Donโ€™t use moister, it can cause watermarks on the fabric. Lie it down flatly as silk tends to fold.


When you are pressing a woolen cloth make sure not to use extra pressure, as it can leave mark on it. Use a moderate amount of heat. Overpressure and heat can burn the woolen fabric. Moister can be used.


For synthetic use low heat iron, little to no moisture, and press moderately. Overheating can burn the synthetic and extra moisture can leave a watermark.

Cotton and Linens

Now if you can press Silk, Synthetic and Wool you definitely can press cotton or linen. You can use high heat iron, moisture, and pressure. Just check a little bit how fine the fabric is. Still most cases you can use high heat. Press on the wrong side of the fabric is glossy finished, to avoid burning.

I know this is not sufficient, so you need to judge by yourself that how much steam, pressure, or to heat you need to use every time.

Use the iron on a sample fabric first. Start from mild pressure-heat-steam. Then increase one after another until you are getting a smooth result. All you have to do is multiple experiments.

Ask yourself these questions first.

Is your fabric Shining after pressing?

Overpressure and heat can cause the fabric to shine. Overheating can even melt the fabric.

Has a watermark appeared on your fabric?

You are using more steam than you need.

Does your fabric shrink?

Avoid using steam.

Are folded edges leaving marks?

Use lighter pressure on the fabric.

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