Though you've set the temperature for cotton, it may be too hot for the polo you're going to iron.
Learning how to iron a polo shirt is easy once you get the hang of it. Achieving a smooth finish when you iron a polo shirt and keeping the collar from looking flimsy requires a few basic items. To iron a polo shirt you will need: An iron with a steam function Water to put in the iron An ironing board Spray sizing or starch A spray bottle of water optional If you need to iron a polo shirt that is really wrinkled you may want to spray it with water and hang it up to dry.
Hanging the shirt while damp removes the wrinkles by weighing the shirt down a little bit as it dries. Set the iron to high or to the cotton setting. A lower setting will not get the wrinkles out as well. Spray starch or sizing on the shirt. Sizing gives the fabric body without being quite as stiff as starch. Either one will work though.
Flip the collar up with the inside showing. Ironing Shirts Polo Shirts. You can purchase spray starch online or at your local supermarket. There are several types, including traditional aerosol cans and eco-friendly spray bottles. Another option is to make your own cornstarch spray at home.
Check the care instructions on your polo shirt. The tag is usually located inside the collar of the shirt. If not, check the sides of the shirt on the inside. The back of the tag should tell you what material it was made of, how to wash it and any other special care you should take. Wash your shirt ahead of time. Make sure you treat any stains for example, ink stains or underarm stains before you wash the shirt, since ironing can set the stains permanently. Use a quality, non-bleach detergent and choose a cold-water machine wash.
You should wash dark colors separately from light colors. Wash your shirts inside-out to reduce fading. Partially dry your polo shirt. You can start out the drying process in a dryer machine on a low tumble-dry setting. The collar should be folded down. Smooth it with your hands. Set up your iron and ironing board. Make sure your iron is clean. If your shirt is a blend, use low heat. Test iron a small piece of fabric on the inside bottom hem before you fully iron your polo shirt.
Lay the shirt on the ironing board. Fold the collar down as you would like it to appear. Make sure the collar is damp, then iron it gently. Turn the shirt over and iron the other side of the collar. Spray the collar lightly with starch and iron the collar again.
Then turn the collar inside-out, spray starch again, and iron again. This will prevent the collar from curling. Turn the shirt inside out and starch it.
Use your hands to smooth the shirt down. Also smooth the collar down from the inside. However, you can if you want it to appear stiff, like a button down dress shirt.
Lightly spray starch all over both sides of the shirt. Starch can leave white marks on clothes, which is one of the reasons for ironing the shirt inside-out. The other reason is that some fabrics are sensitive to ironing, and this will guard the exterior of your shirt from getting shiny or singed from the iron.
Iron the top of the shirt.
Reposition the shirt with the front side up and the collar just hanging off the edge away from you. Begin with the sleeves and iron them from the center toward the cuff. Next, iron the horse sweeping away from it. Then, iron the shirt starting at the collar and sweeping your way toward the bottom. Position the polo shirt over the ironing board so one half of the shirt at the top (along the shoulder to the armhole) fits along the narrow curved edge of the ironing board. Iron one front half of the polo shirt from the shoulder seam down to the bottom hem. Iron the sleeves from the center of the shirt to the cuffs. Iron the back of the polo shirt beginning at the collar towards the bottom. Long, sweeping motions help to iron a polo shirt quickly and leave it smoother. Slide the shirt away from yourself to finish the bottom of .