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Postby muffy » September 21st, 2010, 2:42 pm

I am smocking a bishop, just finished the neckline. when I went to do the sleeves, I found scorch marks on the pleats.
Before I totally ruin it, what is the best way to remove the scorch marks? they aren't very dark but dark enough to worry me.
I've read something about white vinegar, and also peroxide. which one should I try?
I'm hoping someone has run into this problem.
Hope I posted this in the right section.
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Re: scorch marks

Postby Karens Krafts » September 21st, 2010, 5:11 pm

What color is your fabric? My mom (in the good ole days when there wasn't a temp control on irons) would put lemon juice and hang in the sun if she scorched something. Think that works best on white.
I'm also sure someone will come along and have a great answer for you.
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Re: scorch marks

Postby muffy » September 21st, 2010, 5:18 pm

Thanks Karen.
The color is a pale aqua .The fabric is batiste. Forgot to mention that.
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Re: scorch marks

Postby KathyD » September 21st, 2010, 5:50 pm

Did you starch the fabric? If so, the scorching may be only on the starch. If that's the case, then a wash would remove the marks.

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Re: scorch marks

Postby muffy » September 22nd, 2010, 6:19 pm

I want to Thank everyone for their help!!

I found that fortunately, it was the starch that scorched. I rinsed it out with clear water, then dabbed some dawn on it and it washed away. rinsed it clear and it was like new. Whew!
You know when something like that happens, your sometimes afraid to try anything for fear of setting the stain.
I really appreciate all the help you offered.

Your a great bunch of friends!
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