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Unread 08-21-2002, 10:14 PM   #1
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taking care of taffetta

I just found a few yards of pretty light blue stretch taffetta in my fabric bin.... but it's all kinda wrinkled. Is there anyway to take out the wrinkles in this kind of fabric?
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Unread 08-21-2002, 10:35 PM   #2
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If it's stretch, it's most likely a synthetic. You can iron it on a low heat setting, or steam it.
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Unread 08-22-2002, 02:30 AM   #3
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really? you can iron it? i didn't know. i never risk ironing satin cause it just looks so... flammable. but, i might test a bit of the taffeta.

how would i steam it if i went that route?
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I think taffeta is taffeta, regardles of the stretch, and it can be ironed at a low heat setting without any problem. Same thing for satin. Satin wrinkles so much that ironing is a must! If you are really concerned about it, you can use a higher heat and put something like a towel between the iron and the fabric... but I don't think it's all that necessary. ^^
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Unread 08-22-2002, 09:42 AM   #5
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Yup. The important thing is the fiber content - "satin" and "taffeta" are different types of weaves, but they can be made out of different kinds of fibers, including silk, polyester and other synthetics. Unless you're dealing with a piled fabric like velvet, you should just go with the fiber content, so you should be fine to iron on a polyester or silk iron setting. If that still worries you, just try steaming it - or if you don't have a steamer, hang it in the bathroom while you take a hot shower.
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