Removing Wrinkles from Sheers?

October 4, 2006

Window SheersWrinkles in my sheers won't come out either using a hot steam iron, or hanging wet and stretching, or wetting then ironing. I'm out of ideas. Anyone know a better way to de-wrinkle sheers?


Thank you for any ideas.

Pam from NJ


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October 5, 20060 found this helpful

Hi Pam!!! Have you tried vinegar and water? I just pour some vinegar in a spray bottle and add water. I've heard the proportion doesn't matter...but I'd probably use at least a quarter of the whole amount with vinegar. I've had it work on some very stubborn wrinkles. Hope this helps.

By Pam from NJ (Guest Post)
October 5, 20060 found this helpful

Using 'vinegar & water' sounds like a great idea. Last night I tried cleaning my iron w/vinegar. I rinsed it out.

Then I tried to iron one very wrinkled sheer and the wrinkles came right out! It must be the residual vinegar in the iron. Thank you!


I'm going to try ironing the rest of the sheers today. If the wrinkles become troublesome, I'll spray some 'vinegar & water' on them.

January 29, 20180 found this helpful

Try dampening them (sprinkle them with water) then roll them from bottom to top and wrap in plastic bag , put in fridge overnight, press next morning. Use pressing cloth if necessary.
My favorite will always be hanging them outside after hand washing (less wrinkles, easier on sheets). They look and smell wonderful

March 28, 20190 found this helpful

I tried this yesterday twice but sad to say it definitely failed to take any wrinkles out. Not permanent or from heat or packaging.

July 22, 20210 found this helpful

Are you using " white vinegar?"

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April 15, 2013

If I hang my wrinkled sheers and then spray them with Wrinkle Release, will the wrinkles come out? I hate to hang them and then have it not work. I've tried everything and nothing will take them out.

By Trish


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April 22, 20130 found this helpful

Are the sheers nylon? I've had those, and what worked best was a light short cycle wash on cold, then hanging damp from the washer without putting the sheers into the dryer. No wrinkles, the weight of the moisture in the fabric pulls the wrinkles out whilst drying.


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April 22, 20130 found this helpful

I found a cheaper and easier way to "hang" the wrinkles out of my curtains. I found the solution in the sports section of Wal Mart. I simply bought some fishing weights. Now after washing my curtains, I hang them back up immediately after taking them from the washer. Then I put a fishing weight into the bottom hem every 5-8 inches or so. This extra weight pulls them down just enough to take the wrinkles out.


Once they are dry I take the weights out till the next time they are washed.
No more tiresome ironing of curtains!

November 26, 20200 found this helpful

I do what my grandma used to do she used to take the real heavy butter knives sticking into the bottom sleeve of the sheers it weighs them down as they
are hanging..

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October 31, 2014

How do I remove wrinkles from sheers after washing them?

By P


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December 5, 20170 found this helpful

When damp, toss in a dryer for just a couple minutes on heat, then change it from heat to air fluff. Then hang. My mom would sometimes hang them back up damp, then using clothes pins on the bottom, clip something to them with just enough weight to pull them straight until dry.


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December 6, 20170 found this helpful

Shake them well after they come out of the washer. You can put a couple of weights on the bottom and line dry.

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November 19, 2011

I purchased window sheers (polyester) and can't get the wrinkles out of them. I washed them and dried them in the dryer. I even ironed them, but the wrinkles still there. Help!

By trvlmap


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November 21, 20111 found this helpful

You may have 'set' in the creases when you washed and dried them the first time. Even hang-drying can 'set' the creases in some fabrics like silks, synthetics, and linen.


First, read the label for the correct washing/drying/ironing instructions and information. The label will tell you the highest temp water the fabric can stand.

Then you can try soaking the curtains in the hottest water the fabric will stand-leave the curtains in the soak for at least an hour or two. Make sure there is enough water for the curtains to move freely-you need WAY more water than curtain so the curtain fabric can 'relax' without crowding in the tub of water.

Wring the excess water out either by hand or machine and then try pressing them again-while still very damp. Use a pressing cloth. Let the curtains hang-dry after pressing.

If soaking and re-ironing gets rid of the creases, you'll probably always need to press them straight from the washer while still damp, and then hang-dry after ironing.

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April 10, 2012

How do I remove wrinkles in sheers? Can a dry cleaner remove them?

By JM from Toms River, NJ

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