Best Iron for Sewing

Best Iron for Sewing

Choosing The Best Iron for Sewing

If you are like me, then you hate ironing, which makes finding the best iron for sewing a challenge. Until rather recently I hated ironing, I did it only when I had to. That all changed when I cam across the one style of iron in particular. It made ironing fast and fun. 

I hope this sewing iron review will help get you into ironing, or at least make it bearable for you. Check out some of the top pics below!

Best Iron for Sewing Comparison Table

This is by far my favorite iron. I discovered it by accident at a friends when we were shortening some curtains. It is an absolute pleasure to work with and is very versatile.

The Rowenta DG8520 is a high powered steam machine. It gets even the toughest creases out. The high pressure steam just cuts right through the fabric so it works with you. 

It has a micro steam 400 Stainless Steel Soleplate, extra long power cord at 1.9 meters, constant High Powered Steam which is used with a touch of a trigger.

It also has an Eco Setting that saves up to 20% of energy. Its steam output is up to 120 grams per minute. Finally it has an extra Large, removable and visible 47oz Tank allowing for continuous ironing. You won't have to worry about running out of water every 5 minutes.

I can't recommend this machine enough, while it is expensive I genuinely think it will be the last one you ever have to buy.

Read the in depth Rowenta DG8520 Review here.

The Rowenta DG7530  is another wonderful steam iron with a large tank. Again like the above model it will blast high pressure steam into the fabric, thus clearing out the wrinkles and putting the creases where you want.

This is a slightly older version of the above, but has many of the same features. The main difference is the tank size which is 40oz instead of 47 oz. This is also a great unit.

Oliso is a small family company based in San Francisco. Besides steam irons, they also manufacture vacuum sealers and a smart hub.

Oliso TG1050 has a switch below its stainless plate that allows the iron to levitate above the garment and it can be easily moved when you need to press the iron. That eliminates repetitive lifting which is really great, especially when you have lots of ironing to do.

Anti-drip is there to prevent any unwanted leakage, while its iTouch technology ensures you don't burn yourself or something else.It's not the best sewing iron on the market, but it does have some neat functions that will surely satisfy your ironing needs.

Rowenta is a large German company that's been around from 1909. They manufacture all sorts of appliances but are probably most famous for their steam irons.

Rowenta DW5080 is one the most popular steam irons on the market, with a very decent price of $90.

Its impressive power of 1700 Watt ensures a great performance, while it's steam burst feature provides you with extra steam whenever you need so even the most stubborn wrinkles are straightened out. It even offers a vertical steam for ironing hanging objects.Many consider it to be the best iron for sewing.

Its weight of only 3.4 pounds makes it the lightest iron in this review. Many consider it to be the best iron for sewing.

Read the Indepth Rowenta 5080 review here.

Rowenta DW 5197 delivers a power of 1725 Watts, making it the most powerful iron in this review. Its 400 holes, evenly-distributed across a stainless plate, ensure that steam gets through every inch of fabric.

It doesn't have an auto shut-off feature, which means it stays on, no matter how long you leave it running.

This is a great feature for fashion designers and it makes it a strong contender for the best iron for sewing and quilting. The fact that it's made in Germany guarantees high-quality parts and a professional assembly. Its self-cleaning feature ensures that your iron is always clean and calcium-free, even when using regular tap water.

How To Choose The Best Iron


I hope that this in review of the best irons for sewing has helped you in your search. If you need help picking, I think the choice is very clear with the Rowenta DG8520. It really will make your ironing tasks so much easier! If you are more on a budget and can't wait to save for the better model, than I would suggest the owenta DW5197. It is also very powerful and should do alright for you as well.


About the author

Hannah Stitch

Hannah is a crafts enthusiast with a passion for sewing and creating cool things. She has a huge interest in fashion and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

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