How to Press Velvet


Velvet fabric has a pile that can be damaged by the application of heat and pressure. As such, do not use an iron to press. Instead, use the technique suggested here.

Part 1

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This will need to be near where you are going to hold the kettle. If you can't find something to hang it from, improvise as shown in the photo.

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Do this by holding a half-filled kettle of boiling water in one hand and passing the steam from it over the surface of the garment. (The kettle needs to remain plugged in, so use with care so as not to burn yourself with the steam.)

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The garment or fabric should now be wrinkle-free.