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♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 20 Sep 2013 12:30

How do I get fold marks out of cotton velvet?

I have found a small piece of velvet ideal for recovering my late mother in laws sewing box, but it has 'squashed' patches.

I would love to use it as it is a deep chocolate brown & would look good with the cream satin I have left over from bridesmaids dresses for the lining.

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 20 Sep 2013 12:31

Steam usually works.

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 20 Sep 2013 12:50

Don't know if this will help in your case, but my kilt jacket was made of velvet and my mum used to wait till someone was having a bath and then she would hang the jacket in the bathroom, she would then use a hair dryer to dry the jacket out.

Sally

Sally Report 20 Sep 2013 13:18

steam it put a thick pad underneath put a wet teacloth on top and carefully use the iron very gently keep looking and brushing the pile up may take a little time

I was a dressmaker working in bond street London and this is what we did good luck

sally w <3

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 20 Sep 2013 15:12

steam was the first thing that came to mind for me too - maybe hold it in front of the kettle spout when it boils

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 20 Sep 2013 15:40

Thought - do you not iron/steam from the underside to avoid damaging the pile?

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 20 Sep 2013 15:43

think that's right

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 20 Sep 2013 19:11

I used to put a towel on velvet before ironing it.

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 20 Sep 2013 19:34

HI CAROL
MY MUM WAS A DRESSMAKER AND PRAISED
THE DAY OF THE ICE CUBE
SHE WOULD PLACE A ICE CUBE ON IT AND LET IT MELT
THEN DRY
MIND YOU I NEVER TRIED IT MYSELF

Wend

Wend Report 20 Sep 2013 19:55

I would just iron it very carefully on the wrong side over a cloth - I usually use an old handkerchief.

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 20 Sep 2013 20:05

I would...........................find another piece ........ :-D

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 20 Sep 2013 21:01

Thank you I did as Sally suggested & it worked.

It was the only piece I had in my fabric bits that seemed right for the box, as I wanted to use the cream satin. The only cotton braid, in the right width for the edges was white, so I dyed it with coffee... am very pleased with the result.
The only thing I need to do now is attempt to copy the quilting on the inside of the lid & tidy the bottom of the box. I do not know what was there originally as there is just a rectangle of glue.

The box had been sitting in a cupboard since my late Father in Law died & we had to clear the old cottage. When I emptied it in with the many reels of cotton I found a needle case that my husband had made for her at primary school, her silver thimble, a pretty little pair of scissors and spare rubber suspenders.

I do hope she would approve of its new look... before I hem the new base into it I am going to laminate a little note to leave for the next person who decides to refurbish it.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 20 Sep 2013 21:45

I bet she'd absolutely love it - well done you :-)

Sally

Sally Report 20 Sep 2013 22:40

glad to be of help

it sounds it it will be a nice tribute to your mum in law
I am now unable to do such things because of my sight

enjoy

sally w <3

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 21 Sep 2013 03:28

It sounds lovely Carol, I am glad you managed to get the creases out of the velvet.

Enjoy using the box, I am sure your M.i.l. would approve.

Lizx

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 21 Sep 2013 05:39

oooh I'd love to see the sewing box.

:-D

It sounds too gorgeous to use lol