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Removing Paper Backing From Fabric Samples?

How do I take paper off of a cotton fabric sample?

By barbara from Moorpark, CA

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June 14, 20104 found this helpful
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I have been given tons of fabric samples too. Removing the paper backing is very easy with a hot (old) iron. Set the iron on very hot and iron on the paper backing. After one or two seconds: peal off the paper. Repeat when required.

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August 3, 20160 found this helpful

Won't the adhesive stick to the fabric?

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February 11, 20180 found this helpful

Tried this method, it doesnt work.

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May 2, 20190 found this helpful

I have not found using the hot iron method useful, I have had more success soaking the fabric for 10 mins the rubbing it with a damp cotton cloth so much easier, not perfect but very good

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January 11, 20151 found this helpful
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I use benzene, pour a little benzene to soak the fabric side and after a few seconds when paper underneath is wet, peel off. Then press the wet fabric against the other fabric side to moisten and peel off that paper.

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It works like a charm. I also remove price stickers from bottles or gifts that way.

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October 7, 20160 found this helpful

Does that leave an unpleasant odor on the fabric?

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August 20, 20170 found this helpful

Just be extra careful using benzene as it is a chemical that can cause cancer.

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February 27, 20190 found this helpful

Benzene is a carcinogen so ve careful

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September 21, 20190 found this helpful

Benzene is extremely flammable and dangerous to your health. Not recommended!

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July 31, 20102 found this helpful

The ironing trick works! I had a whole wooden chest of upholstery samples I couldn't use because of the paper and they are all paper-free now! Time to make some dollhouse furnishings, pillows, and quilts. :)

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March 9, 20170 found this helpful

The ironing and benzene works on cotton and washable fabrics, but if you're trying to remove paper backing from dry clean only silk, then what. If you stick a hot iron to silk it will melt

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Anonymous
April 14, 20170 found this helpful

I just use warm water, a bit of Dawn dish soap, lightly rubbed the fabric and voila, paper is gone. The item was a vintage cotton pillowcases, still in the original plastic bag.

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