removing wrinkles and creases
I bought 6 yards of a 54″ wide frabric from Hancocks. It is 100% cotton and has a ‘crinkle’ that runs the length of it. I just called the store and they couldn’t (more like wouldn’t) help me find the name of it. It is kinda heavy and kinda loose and I’m really at a loss to describe it in a manner that is helpful. Heavier and tighter than gauze but not thick threads like linen. Anyhow, I want to remove the wrinkle/crinkle aspect of it if I can. I have already preshrunk and dried the fabric and the texture remained as if I had just purchased it. I once saw something about setting creases using vinegar and hope there is some tehcnique I can use to smooth this out. Any help is appreciated. I want to make Vogue 8092.
This is going back a long ways but I once had an outfit by a company named “new hero’ and this fabric would be like thiers if I can smooth it out.
If the crinkles are all over the fabric, and you've already washed and dried it without change, it's not likely to ever get very smooth. The crinkles were very likely woven in, rather than pressed in, and the warp and weft fibers are shorter and longer in different areas to create a crinkle look that people like because it will always spring back to shape and it doesn't have to be ironed.
Speaking from experience, it's rarely worthwhile to try to change the nature of your fabric; it's far better to use a fabric that comes with the surface and texture that you want for your project.
Thanks, I'm afraid you are right.
try using a 50:50 solution of white vinegar and water. you can put it in a spray bottle and then spray the wrinkle and then iron with a dry iron.
I use this both to set and remove creases. When I'm trying to set a crease (Like down the center of pants legs, I use a paint brush to put the vinegar where I want it, also on fussy fabrics if I'm afraid it will leave a water mark, I have been known to use a toothpick to paint just the very crease edge to get it out.
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