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No matter what you spilled on your clothes or furnishings, we can tell you how to get it out.
You Will Need
- A pair of pants in need of ironing
- An ironing board
- And an iron
- A clean, damp cloth (optional) (optional)
Check the label on the pants for proper care instructions, then heat the iron on the appropriate setting.
Iron inside waistband
Iron the inside of the waistband first—if the iron is too hot, turn it to a lower setting and wait for it to cool before proceeding.
Iron back pockets
Turn the back pockets inside out and iron them.
Iron the outside of the back of the pants, then tuck the pockets back inside and iron the seat of the pants.
Iron front pockets
Flip the pants over, turn the front pockets inside out, and iron them.
Iron the outside of the front of the pants, then tuck the pockets back inside and iron the front of the pants, including any pleats.
Line up seams
Line up the four seams on the pant legs so they're neatly stacked and lay the pants down along the length of the ironing board.
Iron inner leg
Fold back the top leg to expose the inner leg below. Iron this from the cuff up to the seam of the crotch.
Flip pants over
Fold the top leg back down and flip the pants over.
Iron other inner leg
Fold back the top leg again, and iron the other inner leg from the cuff up to the seam of the crotch.
Iron outside leg
Fold that top leg back down again and iron the outside of this leg.
Iron outside other leg
Flip the pants over and iron the outside of that leg.
Immediately after ironing, hang the pants from the waistband or cuff, keeping the four seams lined up as you ironed them to keep your creases crisp.
Turn off and unplug the iron, and step out in style.