To begin with, all the wrinkled fabrics: some more, some less, some even specially processed to create a bruise effect. Synthetic fibers in materials make it easier to restore things to shape after any mechanical stress.
But natural fabrics are more prone to deformation, and to varying degrees:
- Flax is considered to be the most problematic material. Not only is it very difficult to iron it to perfection, but also a few hated folds are necessarily formed during the dressing of things.
- Next comes silk. The perfect silk surface looks perfect, but achieving perfect smoothness is very difficult.
- Viscose. Universal fabric, quite inexpensive, but whimsical to care for.
- Natural cotton (cambric, muslin, etc.) is an excellent option for a hot summer. It crashes very quickly, but the process of ironing the material is quite easy. However, you still need to iron the fabric regularly.
Thin wool also “makes friends” with creases and it is very difficult to part with them.
Things that look harmonious with pleats
There are a number of fabrics and things that, having a wrinkled appearance, do not look sloppy, but rather emphasize your style. But remember: this method is not suitable for all materials and it can be used far from every situation.
The following things can do without ironing:
- jeans. They have such a structure that in half an hour the socks itself will eliminate the wrinkles, but if not, those around you might think that it was intended,
- sweatshirts, hoodies, cotton t-shirts. On these things, small errors are allowed, provided that these are not traces of clothespins and not a “scar” left from drying on a clothesline, which is ugly cutting the whole product in half,
- thin cotton jackets. In combination with the right complement, they will allow you to look stunning among the “adjusted collars” even in an imperfectly ironed look,
- outfits made of linen. The naturalness of the material, in addition to light careless bruises, looks even advantageous, adding charm and texture to things,
- work clothes. Shirts made of thin denim do not like polished shine, and light bruising does not spoil their appearance at all.
Like it or not, not ironing clothes is not an option. Often, unpleasant and deep in their structure creases are found at the most inopportune time, when there is absolutely no way to thoroughly fight them. And what if the very wrinkled fabric does not allow the ironing process? You may not have known, but the iron is not the only assistant who can smooth out wrinkled fabric.
5 effective ways to smooth wrinkled fabric
There are many ways to eliminate bruises and creases on clothing. However, the only universal method does not exist, because each tissue has a specific composition, and therefore requires a special relationship. This means that you need to take care of each product carefully, armed with the necessary information. So, there are several methods of dealing with tissue “defects”. We’ll talk about them.
Old, reasonable and proven over the centuries. Iron and ironing board are our indispensable helpers in the fight against very wrinkled clothes. Here it is necessary to pay attention to the structure of the material, choose the appropriate temperature regime, take into account the permissibility of steam treatment. Some fabrics require an additional layer - napkins to eliminate the appearance of shine. Before turning on the iron and getting started, be sure to carefully read the label on the product - the composition and the required temperature are always indicated there.
Using a steamer
Modern irons almost all have a steaming function. But when ironing due to the strong pressing on the fabric, and even with steam processing, the structure of the material may deteriorate. A garment steamer is a great alternative that gently eliminates creases and bruises. In addition, the compact dimensions of some models will allow you to take it with you if necessary.
If you remembered in advance that trousers, a jacket or a T-shirt need to be put in order, then, without bothering yourself, level it and put the press on top. Thick books or a mattress are perfect.
Zalomy: how to fix them quickly and correctly
If thin tissue is wrinkled, then creases are formed on the denser material. To get rid of them, you also have to resort to certain tricks.
So, how to get rid of creases on clothes:
- Jeans. Steam the washed product (it is advisable to use a special steam generator), and then iron it carefully. Do not be afraid to use the maximum temperature - it is impossible to burn high-quality jeans.
- Leather (eco leather, leatherette). It is possible to smooth out such a wrinkled fabric only using a dense napkin or any other cut of fabric, and adhering to the necessary temperature regime (it is indicated on the label). You can also use the press method or steamer. There are special tools for leather products, they will help to cope with any creases. And peanut butter, glycerin or petroleum jelly will also be a good helper.
- Velvet (and other fleecy fabrics). There are special metal brushes on which velvet is steamed and ironed. Since the structure of this fabric is specific, the fight against creases is also special.
- Synthetic products. Only ironing with a low temperature is suitable for them. And remember that the iron needs to be rearranged over the fabric, and not driven, since the folds formed by the iron are almost impossible to remove. The use of steam is not at all encouraged; most synthetic products shrink or stretch.
There is a philosophical thought that "life is very short to spend time on such trifles as ironing clothes." But to look messy, untidy and sloppy is even more stupid. So fight with creases as much as possible, and remember that a flawless appearance is the first thing that shapes your image.
Choosing a fabric for a future outfit, first of all, you need to try to determine its composition and, then, smooth it out well. This can be done at home or in the workshop, the main thing is that the fabric does not deteriorate during processing. To do this, cut a small piece from the edge side and hold it over the fire.
If the fabric contains a lot of wool, then you will feel it by a characteristic smell. Synthetic threads will simply melt. Determining natural silk is a little more difficult, because it also smells of wool a little when burned. In this case, use a chemical reagent made of copper sulfate (16 g), pharmacy glycerin (10 g), and several grams of industrial soda. All of these ingredients dissolve in a glass of water. As a result, natural silk in this composition will dissolve, and the fabric of cotton fibers will remain intact.
If you want to know the composition of the purchased item, look for a label with a description of the composition of the fabric and the parameters for its possible processing in the future.
Individual cases of ironing
Not too crumpled product can be ironed with a conventional iron set to the desired temperature. However, it should be borne in mind that it is better to iron fabrics such as wool through a special cloth so that no traces of iron appear on it, or simply use the steam ironing mode. Modern irons, as a rule, have a powerful steaming system. If you have an old proven appliance, you can just sprinkle the cloth from the sprayer.
It is better to wet a strongly wrinkled fabric before ironing. The main thing is to make sure that she is not reaped. In this case, the product should not be wet. It is enough to make it wet. Use an ironing board for work. In extreme cases, you can do this on the desktop, pre-covered with a thin bike blanket.
If you do not like the structure of the crushed fabric and you want to smooth it, wash the product in the usual way, or in a washing machine. After drying, they need to be ironed. In addition, it is recommended to smooth the harvested fabric if it partially lost its original structure when worn.
You need to work at the recommended temperature so as not to leave tan marks on the fabric and not spoil the thing. When working, proceed carefully, gently moving the iron, trying not to make creases.