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How to Get Wrinkles Out of Vinyl Fabric

Updated April 17, 2017

Vinyl fabric can be used for a number of fashionable and practical applications. Its waterproof properties make it ideal for tablecloths and shower curtains while its liquid-like appearance makes it popular for clothing with an edgy, sexy flair. Vinyl, or polyvinyl chloride, is a plastic derived from petroleum. While it is particularly resistant to stains due to its waterproof surface, vinyl may become wrinkled and creased. Since vinyl is sensitive to heat, special measures needs to be taken when caring for vinyl fabric.

Open the ironing board and set it up in an open area.

Turn on your iron and set it to a low temperature. If your iron temperature setting relates to various fabrics, set the dial to "polyester" and allow to heat.

Place your vinyl fabric onto the ironing board, ensuring the fabric is free of folds and laying flat.

Lay your towel over the vinyl fabric, covering all of the exposed vinyl. Since vinyl is a plastic, it requires a buffer between it and the direct heat.

Iron the towel, moving slowly and carefully across the fabric.

Move the towel to new areas of the vinyl as you iron so that you finish the entire piece without directly touching the vinyl.

Things You'll Need

  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Vinyl fabric
  • Towel
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Ava Perez cut her journalism teeth in 2005 while balancing her university studies with a voracious appetite for fashion, music and beauty. Her music reviews, interviews and editorials have been published in numerous magazines worldwide. She specializes in writing beauty, health and fitness-related articles for various websites. Perez holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from York University.