Friday, June 8, 2012

Quick Tip... Ironing Shorts

Quick Tip!

How to iron your shorts with your hair straightener.

Cuffing your shorts is very popular right now. I like buying shorts with a longer inseam and cuffing them to my preference. Being 5' 10", it's hard to find shorts that are the right length.

So, like with these American Eagle Midi Shorts, when you buy them in the store, they are perfectly cuffed. When you take them home and wash them, there are no stitches holding the cuff in place. This is a good thing and a bad thing. Good because you can adjust the cuff to your desired length. Bad because you have to iron the cuff so they stay in place all day.

If you are anything like me, whipping out the iron just for a pair of shorts isn't my style. I use a much quicker, easier method.

My hair straightener.

Yep. Plug that bad boy in and turn it up to the MAX! I usually wait until after I have used it on my hair. It's already on and hot, it just needs to be cranked up. I turn mine to 450 degrees.

First, I put my shorts on and cuff them to my desired length. I look in the mirror and make sure my cuffs are even on both sides and then take them off to iron them.

(Please don't try to iron your shorts while you are wearing them. You will burn yourself. Trust me. I have done it.)

Finally, flat iron that cuff in place! Don't hold it on for too long. You will have a nice crease, that will do.

So that's my quick tip! It works great on other items of clothing, too. Ribbons, sashes, etc...

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. thanks for this great idea!! i have a pair a shorts that are very stubbern and never keep!!
    maybe this will help me!!

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