This idea was born out of sheer necessity one morning. The new dress I bought had a ribbon belt on it that looked like it had been crumpled and mashed in it’s packaging for a long time. I did not want to break out the iron for one little piece of clothing–I hate ironing, so if I’m going to iron clothes, I’m going to need to have to iron more than one piece of clothing. Besides, our laundry room is freezing. It takes a lot of motivation to go in there.
After ironing my belt with my straight iron I went on a trip. Pulling my clothes out of my travel bag I noticed the sleeves on my shirt were all wrinkled. Straight iron to the rescue!
This is a quick and simple way to get wrinkles out. It’s not at cure all, but it does help in a pinch. Just heat up your straight iron, wipe a light layer of water over the article of clothing that you are ironing (either with a damp washcloth or with moistened fingers) and place the clothing through the straightener.
Presto! Wrinkles gone.
*Just a note* Check to make sure that the fabric you are using is able to be ironed. This does not work on all fabrics, and won’t eliminate all wrinkles. It is a great method to use if you are in a pinch.