To iron a shirt, make sure to put water in the iron or use a spray bottle to moisten the shirt. Do the collar first, then yoke (fold it flat then iron over it), then do the right side, back of shirt, then the left side. Iron the arms last.
Start by ironing sleeves, cuffs, belts and collars before ironing the body of the shirt. This will prevent you from having to re-iron the body of the shirt which is bound to get wrinkled when you iron the smaller part of the garment.
When ironing collars, iron from the corners inward to prevent wrinkles on the ends of the collars. Be sure to remove shoulder pads from shirts and jackets before trying to iron. If you leave them in it makes the shoulder areas very difficult to iron.
As a kid, I learned how to iron a shirt. Most important hint: Using a spray bottle, lightly spray shirt here and there and roll into a ball. Refrigerate in a plastic bag for 5 minutes to 5 hours. First do the back of the collar, then front.
Position the shirt on the ironing board point so you can just iron the top, right front, pulling the shirt away from the iron as you push down hard. Don't be a wimp!
Do top left the same. Flip shirt to get the top back doing left then right. Don't smash the pleat. Push the point of the iron into it by jabbing left to right while you pull shirt north of point.
It's time for arms laying flat. Run point of iron through and around buttons on front, not ON buttons. Finish the leftover places ending on front. Hang and allow to "dry and set". Spray sizing and/or starch are not necessary when done this way.
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