How to Get the Wrinkles Out of Voile

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How to Get the Wrinkles Out of Voile
In French, voile is veile. (Beautiful dress image by jura from

Voile is a fabric used in a number of applications, but most frequently apparel such as dresses. It is often a combination of fibres, such as cotton, polyester and silk. It is typically lightweight and can be delicate. This fabric is ideal for hot weather, because it is light. It can be used for window treatments, as well. Getting wrinkles out of this fabric should be somewhat easy, but you must take care to prevent burns and tears.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Steam iron
  • Press cloth
  • Professional dry cleaner (optional)

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  1. 1

    Use a steam iron and turn it on the lowest setting for silk voile. Wait until the iron is heated.

    How to Get the Wrinkles Out of Voile
    (iron image by Robert Grzywaczewski from
  2. 2

    Place the press cloth on top of the fabric. Gently and lightly place the iron over the cloth-covered area.

  3. 3

    Use smooth and somewhat quick arm movement. To prevent scorching, keep the iron moving so it never stays in one place too long.

  4. 4

    Remove the press cloth and see if your iron has smoothed out the wrinkles. Repeat until you have removed the wrinkles from the entire garment or fabric.

Tips and warnings

  • It you can, have this fabric professionally pressed.
  • You can use a little more heat for thicker and more durable voile blends.
  • Always use the press cloth, no matter which voile you have.

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