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.
I ordered this Gypsy Ruffled Shower Curtain from Amazon for our upstairs bathroom.
Here is what it looked like out of the package:
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.
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.
Whew, no more gaps between the rows. Much better, don’t you think?
Got any tips for removing wrinkles? How about for facial wrinkles?
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