In celebration of National Craft Month, Craft Gossip is offering its readers 2 chances to win a Rowenta Focus iron! A good iron is an essential tool for a wide variety of crafts, so I was happy to receive one of these irons to review. I use lots of fabrics, trims, and ribbons for my mixed media art, so I gathered a pile of vintage lace trim, a variety of ribbons, along with a piece of freshly laundered cotton fabric and started ironing!

The Rowenta Focus has several crafter-friendly features:

A non-auto off function that allows the iron to remain on for extended periods of time at the same temperature. This is very helpful if your project takes a little extra time or has lots of details.

An extra large water tank with a covered filling inlet: a great feature that allows for plenty of steam, while the covering prevents water from being spilled on delicate fabrics or other craft materials like paper. Best of all it uses tap water, so it’s very easy to refill!

A high precision tip that makes ironing tiny details incredibly easy.

One of my favorite features of the iron is the precision tip. It proved very effective for smoothing out even the most crumpled of my vintage trims and restoring them to their original beauty. The burst of hot steam helped remove stubborn wrinkles from cotton fabric, but there were no problems with leaking when I turned the steam feature off to iron some delicate silk ribbon. I found the Rowenta Focus to be a valuable addition to my crafting tools. For a chance to win your own iron, please visit the giveaway post on Craft Gossip for all the details. The giveaway ends March 31, 2011 so enter soon!

By Kimberly Jones


10 Comments so far

  1. robin on March 25, 2011 8:35 pm

    I love to sew for my kids and make crafts. I use my husbands iron from college. It is at least 17 years old, I would love to have a new one but whats not broke we dont spend money on. This appears to be a very nice iron and I would love a new iron.

  2. Kimberly Jones on March 25, 2011 9:06 pm

    Thanks so much for your comment Robin! Please be sure to leave a comment on the giveaway post as well, because comments on my review post are not eligible for the prize. You may have already done so, but I just wanted to be sure that you didn’t miss out on your chance to win! The link to the giveaway is in my review post, but here it is again just in case:
    Rowenta Iron Giveaway
    Best wishes to you and all the other entrants!

  3. Pattie on March 26, 2011 11:17 am

    I would love to win this! What an addition to my sewing room! And badly needed!! :}

  4. Susie Kerner on March 26, 2011 12:57 pm

    I’m ready to get into quilting for my first time and I’m sure that iron would be extremely helpful.

  5. Jeanne on March 26, 2011 7:59 pm

    I have had my present iron forever and I am ready for this beautiful new one. Here’s hoping.

  6. Karen Gonyea on March 27, 2011 1:34 am

    Count me in please – I am in desperate need of a new iron !!

  7. Kathryn on March 27, 2011 11:06 pm

    I would like to have this prize. Roweenta as the best reputation.

  8. Brenda Hojonski on March 30, 2011 2:45 am

    I am using a $10 iron from Walmart I bought 10 years ago. I would love a Rowenta!

  9. Tilly A on March 30, 2011 4:53 pm

    I would love the top of the line Rowenta. Pick me. I have clothes waiting to be ironed.

  10. Bridget on March 31, 2011 11:45 am

    Pick me pick me!

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