How to Steam Fabric Without Getting Burned {Tipsy Tuesday #21}

It has been awhile since I shared a Tipsy Tuesday, but just a couple of weeks ago, I figured out how to steam fabric without getting burned. Maybe I’m just not the most coordinated person (hush, now), but I always manage to steam my fingers along with my fabric.

 

How to steam fabric without getting burned- PlumDoodles.com

 

I ordered this Gypsy Ruffled Shower Curtain from Amazon for our upstairs bathroom.

 

 

Here is what it looked like out of the package:

 

Ruffled shower curtain before steaming- PlumDoodles.com

Gypsy ruffled shower curtain wrinkled out of package- PlumDoodles.com

 

The gaps between the rows of ruffles worried me a bit. Fingers crossed, removing the wrinkles would solve the problem. Ironing would have taken hours, and you know how much I love to iron. Plus, I didn’t want to press out the crinkle texture of the fabric.

Sooo, here’s what you need to steam fabric without getting burned.

 

Supplies to steam fabric without getting burned- PlumDoodles.com

 

I bought the steamer on clearance at WalMart a couple of years ago for around $20. It does a surprisingly good job for a cheap little steamer. The key to this tipsy Tuesday? The oven glove.

 

 

While I was anticipating with dread the inevitable steamed fingers, I suddenly thought to try the oven glove to protect said tender digits. And guess what- it worked perfectly! I wouldn’t recommend holding the steamer on the gloved hand for any length of time to test it, but briefly passing over it while steaming the shower curtain definitely saved me some pain.

If you’re wondering why my hand would get in the way, the best way to get the wrinkles out with a steamer is to pull the fabric taut while running the steamer over the area.

 

How to steam fabric- PlumDoodles.com

 

Whew, no more gaps between the rows. Much better, don’t you think?

 

Gypsy ruffled shower curtain- PlumDoodles.com

 

Got any tips for removing wrinkles? How about for facial wrinkles? Winking smile

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Doodles,

 

SheilaG

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Comments

  1. Great tip, Sheila! I knew it would be when I saw the title of your post! : ) Love your new shower curtain.
    Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions recently posted..Hydrangea Urn

  2. First, I love that shower curtain! And second, what a great tip! I always burn my fingers while steaming!

  3. What a great tip, Sheila! I love this shower curtain too! It’s so pretty and the ruffles really make it so pretty. I have the Shark steamer and it works well too. I’m not sure about the facial wrinkle though! I’m still searching for the answer to that one too!

  4. This is a wonderful idea! Why didn’t I think of that? ;) The shower curtain is beautiful – good choice! Don’t you just love Amazon? BTW, when you find the answer to the facial wrinkle question, please give me a call. Have a great day.
    Vickie recently posted..Pretty Storage Box

  5. If you get the secret of removing facial wrinkles email me! Otherwise great tip I’ve never thought to do that.
    Mel recently posted..Assorted Bracelets

  6. Thanks for the reminder that I have a steamer somewhere that I forgot about and I think we have a glove like this too. Lovely ruffled shower curtain.
    Sue recently posted..Rustic Cottage Built in 1925 is Part of Jean Harlow’s Estate

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