Removing Stubborn Creases

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated April 4, 2016)

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Sometimes your clothes develop stubborn creases that seem impossible to iron out. When your clothes don't need creases then why should they have them? Fortunately there are ways to get rid of unwanted, stubborn creases and it's not too hard or out of your way to do it!

I'd try some more orthodox ways first, before attempting some less common methods. Wash the garment beforehand and that should give that crease a jumpstart in loosing up a bit. After you wash it (you can wash it more than once if you want) then begin the ironing. Take some starch and spray heavily on the crease. Then move the iron slowly across the crease and continue pressing the iron to the spot. In most cases this should do the trick for getting out that stubborn crease you no longer need.

If simple washing and ironing don't work however, you do have a couple of options. You can remove the crease mark by rubbing a bar of soap along the line on the inside before pressing. Also you can pursue the vinegar method (vinegar seems to remedy everything doesn't it?). If you combine equal parts of vinegar and water and spray as you press out the crease. This will probably make your clothes smell a little funny so you'll probably want to wash the garment before wearing. (The extra wash should also help with getting that crease out).

Another tip you can try is taking a mixture of two parts hair conditioner and one part water and rubbing that on the crease. With both of the latter techniques however you want to test it on either an inconspicuous part of the item or on a completely different item all together. Make sure it's conducive to your garments before going full steam ahead.

Creases don't have to be the end-all-be-all of your ironing universe; rather, you can beat those creases and have your clothes come out on top. If you can follow these simple pieces of advice you'll be able to make those creases disappear and enjoy your favorite creaseless clothes!

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Charlotte Wood

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What is six more than 2?

2018-03-24 10:58:18

Kerece Edwards

How do you remove a military crease from your pants?


2018-02-15 00:05:03

Allen Michael

I’ve heard of the vinegar method but I haven’t encountered rubbing soap or conditioner and water on the crease. It’s very interesting and new. Thanks for sharing this tip, Charlotte. It’s truly helpful

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2018-01-07 11:20:53

Jake

"[Y]ou want to test it ... on a completely different item all together." How would that possibly work unless the different item is the exact same thing?


2017-11-17 08:39:55

Alex

I keep washing my white T shirts but I seem to be unable to iron out the fine crease's ! Been told to put Ice cubes in a tumble dryer ? Any ideas would be appreciated


2016-09-20 20:16:26

Sister A. Therese

Very happy to see the vinegar idea. Years ago I read about it and it worked. I'm going to try it again.


2016-08-20 21:44:18

Merryl

Absolutely brilliant! Double crease on a uniform dress shirt and the soap tip worked a treat. Thank you!!!


2016-07-17 10:58:11

Siddharth lohani

I have given black denim jeans for iron..while doing iron..i have observe my jeans have white iron marks over black jeans..now how to remove white iron marks from jeans


2016-07-03 11:13:05

Shaunna

After I put my capris on and wear them they wrinkle in the front part of my thigh.How can I prevent this from happening??


2016-04-04 18:23:57

Betty Nichols

Have silk blouse that was washed & never able to get out wrinkles all over it. Ironed severl times helped reduce wrinkles but didn/t completely remove.

Any suggestions other than today's which covered a single crease??

Thanks,
Betty


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