To avoid deformation of their form, shoulder products are recommended to be stored on hangers, but such a scheme is not always admissible. For example, if there are too many of them in the wardrobe, and the wardrobe does not contain hangers, you have to have some things on the shelves. Jackets are best left upright, but shirts and blouses can be placed horizontally. However, the main question arises here: how to fold the shirt so that it does not hesitate?
How to fold the shirt?
There are a lot of algorithms for folding a shirt, blouse or shirt, as well as polo shirts and any other shoulder products made from creased fabric. The most simple and frequently used in everyday life only 2, but each of them begins with buttoning on the subject of clothing.
By the way, after washing, before vertical drying, it is also necessary to perform these actions. This requirement is due to the fact that after fastening the thing takes the most even position relative to the side seams, eliminates the possibility of divergence of the front halves and, consequently, deformation. Buttons are fastened on the sleeves, the product is placed face down on a flat surface.
Then you can use the 1st of 2 options: you can bend the sleeves along the shoulder seam inside. As soon as the sleeve reaches the button line, it is bent in the opposite direction vertically, as a result of which a zigzag is formed. After that, along an imaginary transverse fold-back line, the shirt is folded in half and retracted to the storage location.
It is possible to do otherwise: the sleeve also bends from the shoulder seam, but remains in a vertical, not deformed by extra folds, position. The wardrobe item from the bottom is folded twice: first along the horizontal line in the belt area, then along the one that divides the rest of the shirt in half. This is the most attractive option when you need to remove the thing compactly.
According to the last scheme for the addition of a shirt, you must take the product from above and below for the middle point between the outer edge of the collar and the shoulder seam. After a slight stretch, a vertical will appear, along which you want to bend the thing outwards, towards the back. The same is done with the other side, after which the holed back sleeves vertically reach the fold and fold so that the cuff is at the bottom. It will be necessary only to fold the shirt in half in half along horizontal lines.
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It should be noted that even when following the above algorithms, you can get a shirt from the shelf in a state not in the state in which it was immediately after ironing. If, in general, the product does not foul, there will be creases along the sleeves, a transverse line will appear on the back and front half. To avoid them is 100% impossible if the product is in a horizontal position. But in your power to reduce the severity of these folds and lines.
- First, before you fold the shirt, you should wait until it is completely dry, even after ironing. Otherwise, when all moisture, including that obtained from steam treatment, evaporates, the product will retain the shape obtained by smoothing.
- Secondly, when approaching the longitudinal edge of the sleeve or the side seam, do not press the iron on the shirt: this contributes to the formation of arrows that will remain on the subject of the wardrobe.
- Third, after the shirt is folded, it must be placed on a shelf so that other things do not put pressure on it. The exception is the same lightweight shirts that can be stacked on top of each other.
No matter how diligently you fold your shirt, sometimes a nuisance happens, and the thing after stretching has light creases, wrinkles, etc. This is especially characteristic of the folds in the case when the product has long been in the folded state. Is it possible in some way to return the smoothness of a shirt without using iron and similar devices, especially if it happened on the road?
It is easiest to restore the item of clothing, treating it with hot steam, but after that things will take about 1 hour to complete drying. And immediately it should be noted that this method will not work with all fabrics, and natural flax, for example, will sit down a bit. It is good to handle cotton, silk, cambric and any other shirts made of expensive delicate materials through steam.
In order to return the original appearance of the deformed shoulder product in road conditions (for example, a business trip), it is hung on the hangers in the bathroom, where steam is drawn up due to the long running down of hot water. It will be enough to keep the shirt here for 5-10 minutes to get a completely smooth and ready-to-use thing.
How to fold the shirt on the trip?
If the question of styling a shirt is relevant in terms of collecting a suitcase, then many are waiting for a new difficulty: more often 2-3 items of this type of wardrobe items are taken, or even more, as a result of which it is necessary to fold the shirts together, but not to allow they crumpled and got creased. How to do it?
In some cases, you can not fold shirts and fold. A similar solution is allowed for polo shirts as well as products made from delicate fabrics: silk, batiste, etc. For baggage, turning a shirt into a “roll” is sometimes much more preferable than its traditional packaging, since with this method there will be no vertical and horizontal folds. The wardrobe item should be expanded as in the classical pattern: buttons are buttoned, the front side looks up. Then the sleeves are bent back, with exact observance of the line of the shoulder seam, and the shirt, from bottom to top, is wrapped in a roll. It is important to understand that it is impossible to make it tight: otherwise a different kind of deformation will occur, and the edges will start to puff up. In addition, you can not twist the collar: it is superimposed on the resulting "roll", and the thing is retracted into the suitcase with the collar down.
In addition to the classical algorithm and shirt twisting scheme discussed above, you will have to use a few more tricks. First, a suitcase for such delicate and easily creased things, like shirts, must have rigid walls. Secondly, if there are a lot of things, it is recommended to purchase special flat cardboard boxes for them. However, this is not always convenient if the suitcase is small, and you need to fit a lot of items of clothing: in any case, the cardboard will take up space.
Thirdly, it is necessary to take care of such details as the collar and cuff, especially if they are tight. It is recommended not to throw away the plastic forms that are attached to the shirts upon purchase: they are excellent for fixing these areas of the shoulder product, which makes it possible to avoid creases. Moreover, if with the appearance of a deformation on a common canvas, it is easy to iron it, then straightened rumpled collar will be much more problematic. In the empty area of the neck, it is desirable to lay any soft thing to fill this space.
Fourthly, if you abandoned the idea of cardboard boxes for shirts, you will have to fold the items of clothing with a "jack" and with the front sides to each other: the collar of the undershirt to the hem of the top. If the collars are stiff and stand-up, it is worthwhile to place any knitted item between the products, which is equal in height to the height of the collar: this will not allow the latter to deform.
The final nuance that is relevant for those who take shirts in hand luggage, and also has the ability to control the position of baggage with things: put shirts so that they are at the top and not pressed down by other things. Otherwise, no matter how hard you fold them, after removing the piece of clothing from the bag, it will have creases along the fold lines, and it will take time to get rid of them.
In order to keep the folded shirt on the shelf longer, it is recommended to use cardboard cut to half the height and width of the back of the shoulder piece. It is placed on the back before folding the shirt, after which the parts are flexed along the side lines or shoulder seam.