Vinegar & Setting Creases in Clothing

by Bobbi
(Lincoln, Ne.)

Have you ever wondered how those creases in clothing, such as the crease in trousers or shirt sleeves or pleated skirts are set permanently and don't come out in the wash?


It's a well known secret amongst home seamstresses that adding a teaspoon or two of white vinegar to your steam iron water tank will permanently set creases in whatever you are ironing.
Once the crease is set, all you have to do is hang your trousers, pants, jeans right out of the dryer, folded along the crease line and hang them up to avoid ironing touch ups. The odor of the vinegar will evaporate along with the steam, so you won't walk around smelling like a pickle all day.

If you mess up when setting your vinegar steam crease, you can also undo that crease with the same mixture, let the garment cool down, and start over again until you get it right.

Occasionally, jeans with creases running the full length of the leg come back into style. This treatment works on denim also. But dress clothes almost always have a leg crease, using this treatment will save you a lot of time in ironing your professional looking wardrobe, and Use caution when pressing fibers that contain polyester or Lycra. A too hot iron will leave 'iron shine' on the garment and ruin it. Using a press cloth (I just use a bath towel or hand towel) will eliminate this problem.

Please note, the vinegar will only leave a permanent crease if the iron is hot enough to produce steam. This is another good reason to use a press cloth.

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Jan 15, 2017
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Vinegar in iron for creases NEW
by: Shirley

When suggesting putting a few tablespoons of vinegar in the steam iron reservoir, is that full strength or diluted?

Oct 29, 2015
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Creases in Clothing!
by: Susan Fernando

Utilizing liquid fabric softener will push your outfits to not wrinkle. When you take them out of the washer, shake them out great before you place them in the dryer. You can likewise hang or level dry them.

Oct 29, 2015
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Nice post!
by: Edward

Great post!


Oct 15, 2015
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by: Anonymous

I use vinegar to remove creases in clothing. It is safe to use Vinegar there is no damage to the clothes. I like the way you written the article keep posting the good work.

Oct 09, 2015
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I use vinegar to remove creases in clothing.It is safe to use Vinegar there is no damage to the clothes. I like the way you written the article keep posting the good work.

Oct 09, 2015
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It is hard to remove creases.

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by: Birman

Well vinegar has quite a lot of plus points and adverse effect to us too. Consumption of a lot of vinegar is also harmful and causes a lot of stomach problems too. Therefore, it is only to be used according to the need.

May 04, 2012
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Creases & White Vinegar
by: Grandma

Hello Bobbi,

Wow, I really got an education on this vinegar tip. I would have never guessed that is how to create a crease in clothing.

Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with us. This is one tip I will pass on to many of my friends and use myself. Now all I have to do is find my iron...ha!

Grandma

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