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Thread: Is there a way to get scorch marks out of satin material?

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    Please help! I am making satin dresses for my youngest daughter's wedding next Friday. That sounds funny . . . the dresses are for my newest granddaughters, whose sisters will be in the wedding party. I used a press cloth to iron the seams, but noticed the material has waffled a bit. If nayone can help, I would be most grateful.

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    Nellie

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    Nell, I found this stain removal guide. Scroll way, way down to the list of stains....and you will find some help on scorch. I would test it on a piece of scrap! (scorch the scrap if necessary.)

    http://vintagesewing.info/1930s/31-ldc/ldc-09.html

    I hope something here will work for you.

    June

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    Hi and welcome to the site! Sorry that I can't help with your problem, but hopefully you will get some ideas from others that will help :D

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    Thank you, June! Actually, it isn't a true scorch mark . . . more like wrinkles in the material?

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    Nell, then have you tried duplicating the wrinkles or creases and using a ight steam....or pressing from the under side? or with a pressing cloth?
    Next, phone a dry cleaner and ask how they deal with this problem. I am sure the have garmetns that need attention in this way.

    June

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    I had to use a damp (not wet wet, just dampened) pressing cloth and a wool setting to my iron last spring when I had the same problem. Also, try to iron on the wrong side of the fabric and use a mist of water on the pressing cloth. It's the only thing I found that worked on the four satin dresses I had to make.

    Happy Sewing,
    Sharon

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    Actually, this happened when I used the pressing cloth. I probably had the steam on too hot a setting. I'll try a dampened press cloth next.

    Thank you!

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    Thank you, Sharon. I will try dampening the press cloth.

    Have a great day!

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