I really take pressing tools, especially irons, very seriously. Ask me my opinion about the different irons on the market, and you’ll get an earful. You can make do with a middle-of-the-line sewing machine, but for really good results with all of your sewing, a really good iron is key.
So, when I decided to retire my Naomoto (which I’ve loved), I took a recommendation from my boyfriend, who is a costume designer. He was working on a production of Private Lives, at the Pittsburgh Public Theater last year. In the workroom there, they had the Reliable i500 series iron. He was quite impressed with this iron, and told me about it. So I took a test drive and fell in love.
Here’s the iron. It comes in two different models, the i300 being the one recommended for home sewing, and the i500, which is the professional version.…
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