Pressing seams correctly can make all the difference in making a garmet look professional. Doing each of these steps to every seam as you sew a garment will make the seams lie flat and will take out most puckering that occurs from sewing seams. This technique may seem like a lot of extra work, but it is well worth the trouble for the finished result.
- Using a good steam iron, sandwich press the seam. (Press the seam flat as it was sewn.) Recommendations for a good steam iron can be found here.
- Open the seam or push all seam fabric to either side, and press from the wrong side of the fabric
- Flip the garment over, and, using a pressing cloth (a clean old t-shirt will do, or a large square of white silk organza), press the right side of the seam