Copy of How to Get Wrinkles & Creases Out of Tulle Veils

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Depending on how veils are packaged they may arrive with fold creases. While care is taken to minimize creasing, a neatly folded veil may have varying degrees of creases.

Wrinkles may occur after the veil is removed from its packaging and improperly stored, refolded or worn.

 

Optimal Storage for Veils:

  • After you remove the veil from its packaging hanging it in a safe place is the best form of storage.
  • How you hang your veil may depend on the type of veil you have
    • Comb veil (without a crown or tiara) can be hung on a hanger by the comb with a loose clothes pin.
    • Crown veil can be hung by putting the hanger hook through the circular crown and allowing the crown to rest on the hanger’s shoulders.
    • Tiara veil can be hung on a pants hanger or a regular hanger using a clothes pin. (You can avoid snagging the tulle by cutting protective squares of cloth, paper towels or napkins and placing them between the tulle and clothes pins so that the clothes pin are holding the tulle but only touching the protective squares.)
  • Place a garment bag or even a trash bag over the hanger to protect the veil from dirt, dust and snagging.

 

There are several ways to remove creases and wrinkles from veils but please keep in mind that tulle veils are made of nylon and direct heat will very likely melt it; so whichever method you choose you will want to perform the task with care.

 

Safe, Easy, Professional:

Having your veil professionally pressed ensures the best results and safest manner of wrinkle removal.

  • Your local dry cleaner can professionally press the veil. Pricing will depend on your area and the dry cleaner; just call them for a quote.

 

Shower Steam:

This 'tried and true' method is definitely the safest do-it-yourself way to remove creases and wrinkles.

  • Hang the veil, as high up as possible, in the bathroom; place it where it will get the most steam and keep the hem from touching the floor. You can hang it on a towel rack, outside of the shower, or inside the shower opposite of the shower head.
  • Clip several plastic or wooden clothes pins loosely along the bottom of the veil to weight it down; this will pull the tulle straight allowing the maximum benefit of the steam.
  • TIP: You can avoid snagging the tulle by cutting protective squares of cloth, paper towels or napkins and placing them between the tulle and clothes pins so that the clothes pin are holding the tulle but only touching the protective squares.
  • Turn the hot water on in the shower and allow the room to fill with steam for about 10 minutes. The steam will slightly moisten the tulle but leave the clothes pins on until the tulle is dry.
  • Check the veil for a decrease in wrinkles and repeat if necessary.

 

Iron Steam:

This method is a more efficient but additional care is needed to avoid melting the nylon as steam from an iron is much hotter than the shower and the heat is a bit more direct.

  • Hang the veil high enough so that it is not touching the floor but low enough that you can reach the highest crease on the tulle.
  • Clip several plastic or wooden clothes pins loosely along the bottom of the veil to weight it down; this will pull the tulle straight allowing the maximum benefit of the steam.
  • TIP: You can avoid snagging the tulle by cutting protective squares of cloth, paper towels or napkins and placing them between the tulle and clothes pins so that the clothes pin are holding the tulle but only touching the protective squares.
  • Turn your iron on and once heated turn on the steam. Some irons may only offer the steam function when the iron is on the highest setting but if possible use the lowest (synthetic) setting.
  • Hold the iron below the tulle and allow the steam to rise; make sure that the iron plate never touches the tulle. Move the steam constantly so it does not focus too long on one area. You can pull or smooth the tulle as the steam works.
  • This method takes a while so be patient and make sure the hot plate does not touch the tulle and the steam is not focused too long on a single area to avoid overheating and melting the nylon.

 

Indirect Ironing:

Please only try this if you are proficient at ironing as there is a higher risk of melting the nylon tulle if great care is not taken.

  • Lay veil flat on an ironing board, making sure the tulle is as smooth as possible.
  • Place a hand towel or dish towel over the tulle on the area you wish to iron.
  • Put your iron on the synthetic setting (this should be the lowest setting on your iron).
  • Use the iron directly on the towel that you placed on the tulle (do not place the iron on the tulle), KEEP THE IRON MOVING. Do not allow the iron to sit on a single area for more than a second to two. Keep checking the tulle to ensure it is not being damaged.
  • Ironing on the towel that you placed on the tulle will take longer but remember that tulle is nylon and direct contact with the iron may melt it. Please note that even with the towel there is still a chance that the tulle will get damaged.

 

 

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Please take care when trying do-it-yourself methods of removing wrinkles and creases from nylon tulle. Only undertake this if you feel confident in the instructions provided; Rachel’s Promise cannot be responsible for any damage that may occur from do-it-yourself attempts.

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