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Sewing Q&A
Marla Stefanelli
February 2003 Sewing Q&A Index
From Our February 2003 Issue

After letting down a hem on ready-made garments, how do you remove the crease from the original hem?
Mary Ellen D.,

Try spraying the crease with a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water and then pressing. If the garment has been worn, use spray starch to add some body to the worn fibers along the edge. It will also dry slightly shiny and help detract from the original fold line.

A recent reader tip suggested mixing a small amount of hair conditioner with twice as much water and carefully applying this mixture to the crease. Then use a hot, dry iron to press out the crease.

Whatever method you use, be sure to test it in an inconspicuous area first.

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