Pressing Matters: A Few Good Irons and One Amazing Collectible

Special thanks to Melvinia Smith of Designer Fresh Custom Tailoring for sharing the story of her fantastic vintage Simplicity B888 iron. You can find her Instagram page here.

Melvinia's amazing Iron is no longer available for purchase but you might get lucky and find one at an estate sale or on eBay.

Irons used/mentioned in podcast. If you buy from these links, I get a tiny bit of coin.

My teeny tiny craft iron

My ride-or-die sidekick iron

My gravity feed iron

My new Oliso iron

My dearly departed Rowenta Steam Generator

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Lisa is a fourth-generation sewing enthusiast who learned to sew while earning a PhD in African American literature and culture. She has been sewing for more than twenty years while also teaching, researching, and publishing in Black American literature and culture.