View Full Version : Satin - ironing
06-23-2002, 07:56 AM
Yeah, umm, how? ^_^;
Very carefully? :thumbsup:
06-23-2002, 09:35 AM
I would just steam it. I have this neat little hand-held steamer I got for like $20 at WalMart. They come in great handy at cons as well.
If you must iron though, just put it on a low setting and put something between it and the iron, like another piece of cloth (a T-shirt, whatever)
06-23-2002, 08:39 PM
Yeah, using a press cloth is good! ^^ use a medium setting (it depend son your iron) and also to get it straighter faster, use a spray bottle, spray it a bit, and then iron over the spot. Try not putting too much water cause then you will get water spots ^^ But if you are REALLLLLYYY paranoid Michi....test and try on a scrap piece of Satin okays????
06-23-2002, 11:11 PM
Yeah ^^;; I'll definately try it with a scrap piece (and lordy knows I have A LOT of scrap satin x_x silly me ALWAYS buys more fabric than what is really needed, because I'm paranoid that I'll mess up..) ... I wouldn't attempt it on my costumes yet O.O!
Eee I'll try this soon. I have costume work to do first, then I'll make them look all nice before Expo~
06-24-2002, 12:07 PM
I used upholstery satin for a dress, and ironing that was hell! The creases refused to come out on low setting, but the fabric melted on a high setting >_< So what I ended up doing was RealizeDOP. I took a (fairly) damp handkerchief and laid it on the satin, and then turned my iron up as hot as it would go and pressed the fabric that way. It worked like a charm. But be careful not to iron any creases -into- your fabric, 'cause those will be really hard to get out. And I would test the dampness of handkerchief/heat of iron ratio on scraps first. Nothing worse than a big iron print in the middle of a dress >_<