March 1, 2016

PURCHASING THE RIGHT IRON

I've been sewing for over 30 years and I've been doing custom sewing for 10 years now.  I've burned out several irons over the years.  Having the right iron is very important.  Sometimes you think you're saving money when you purchase an inexpensive iron, the truth of the matter is, you really don't, especially if you're using the iron for a business.

Over the years I've purchased a lot of irons which later burned out because of the volume of pressing involved with the amount of sewing I do for my business.  Throughout the years, as my knowledge in sewing expanded, I found the irons I was purchasing were the wrong kind/type.

My most recent disappointment with an iron was the Oliso.  The first year I had the iron, it started leaking.  I would have to keep a hand towel on the ironing board to catch the leaking water so it would not damage the fabric.  Two years later, my Oliso iron had burned out completely.  When I tried using it one day, I filled it with water and the water ran right through the iron onto my ironing board.



I was very disappointed because I had several projects that needed to be completed.  At this point I was fed up with irons not lasting so I decided to invest in a professional iron.  I did some research on several irons, I also talked to a few of my sewing buddies who had professional irons.  Several irons were recommended, such as the Reliable and the "Hot Steam SGB-600".

After reading some reviews, I decided to purchase the Hot Steam SGB-600 from Wawak.  



During my research I read the hose that's attached to the water bottle that leads to the iron needed to 3 feet above the iron.  One of my sewing members used a plant hook at the top a doorway in her business, someone else used an expanding hook in her "ceiling", I definitely didn't want to do that.  A suggestion was made to use an IV stand, that's right an IV stand.  Again, I did my research because I was concerned about the IV stand being able to hold the water bottle once it was filled.  I decided to give it a try.  I purchased the IV stand from Amazon. 4 leg IV Stand



Once I had everything I needed, I assembled the iron and the IV Stand, I attached the water bottle to the IV Stand and it worked.


I now have the right iron for the volume of work I do for my business.










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