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Ironing backed silk

Sewnut | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Hi Everyone! I can not get the caresses out of my backed silk. Am using a steam iron on the hottest setting. Any Suggestions?

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  1. sewpro | | #1

    Do you mean creases? If they have been made by an iron, the bad news is they won't come out. Silk is a pretty unforgiving fabric. Depending on the type of silk, it might be possible to use a damp press cloth to minimize the lines, if it doesn't leave a water mark. Try it on a sample first. Good luck!

    1. Sewnut | | #2

      Yes I did mean creases. Sorry about that. The creases are not from an iron that I know of. I purchased the fabric on ebay. I will try your suggestion and see what happens. Thanks! 

      1. marg | | #3

        How dangeriously are will to live? Get a small plece (measured) very  wet,  set it on a white towel place a piece of the towel over it and aqueese  the piece together  with you hands, don't ring it . Dose it run? measure it  did it shrink? Press it dry. How does it look now. If that works rinse all the fabric air dry to a dampness that is managable to press then press. good luck Marg

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