You Need a Decent Iron for Pressing
You will need an iron to achieve the best sewing results. Often, the only difference between a home-made look and a professional look to clothes is the way they have been pressed during sewing!
You can use what you have in your house already--no need to go out and buy new pressing equipment unless you have nothing.
One type to avoid is the kind which shuts itself off after a few minutes of inactivity. It can be very annoying to find you must keep warming up when all you want to do is keep sewing!
Here is mine. It is a professional gravity iron--but don't think you have to get this fancy!
Any household iron will do. We have several sewing machines downstairs, where I tend to do quilting and I just use a small household one for pressing seams.
On the other hand, you can go as high-end as your budget will allow. Just remember, you don't need fancy equipment to make doll clothes--or any other sewing for that matter.
To get started just use what you have--and if it works fine, you may never use anything else! :-)
Press every seam as you sew it. First press the seam flat to set the stitches. Then press the seam open. Your results will look professional every time.
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