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How to remove creases from Tapestries?How to remove creases from Tapestries?Ask MFC

AndreZolweAndreZolweVor 5 Jahren
Hey guys~ (*・ω・)ノ

I'd like your help with a small problem I'm having, I hope I can get some new ideas about this.

I own two particular tapestries, or actually shower tapestries, ITEM #135812 and ITEM #134726, and recently I came up with a place in my room where I can hang them both. These tapestries come folded up with the rods disassembled inside a small cardboard box (since they're actually a magazine appendix), they don't come rolled up, and as such they come with lots of creases. When I got them both, I thought (since they're shower tapestries and not regular ones) that a good soak in warm water would be enough for those creases to go away, but... today, when I got one of them out and did that, in preparation to hang them, the creases didn't go away at all. In fact the water made no difference, the tapestry is indeed waterproof, so... I've tried a few other methods to get the creases out, but no success so far.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/89606612/IMG_20141110_191039.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/89606612/IMG_20141110_185443.jpg

So my question is, does anyone have any ideas on how I can get those creases out? ;n; Like I said, I tried a few things already:

¬ wetting the tapestry with warm water - didn't work

¬ tried again but used quite hot water - didn't work and I'm afraid of trying even hotter water

¬ tried to actually submerge the tapestry in warm water and left it there for a while - didn't work

¬ after reading some tips on Google regarding actual shower curtains, I tried using a hair dryer - didn't work at all and, like with the hot water, I'm afraid of letting the tapestry heat up more than what it did

Soooo... that's pretty much it, I'd really love if someone could suggest some more tips, or even better, if someone has these or other similar tapestries and came up with a way to get the creases out~ I'm a bit reluctant to try some more "violent" methods like ironing it on low heat, without first getting some opinions about it.

Here's the leaflet that came with the tapestries (this is the Komari one but the Kud one is the same):

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/89606612/IMG_20141110_190653.jpg
I don't know Japanese, but I wonder if there are any tips or just relevant information about this on the part I marked in orange? Or is it just generic info like "please do not eat" and so on? If someone knows Japanese and is willing to shed some light on what it says there, I'd be really happy~ ;u;

Thanks in advance for your help, I hope I can find a way to get rid of these ugly creases~ (;ω;`)
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dymitrVor 5 Jahren#2456126Can't read japanese, but the phamflet mentions polystyrene. Maybe that is incorpareted within the tapestry.
I don't think that's the case. Here's the materials list:

Shower Tapestry: Polyester
Suction Cup: PVC
Hook: Polystyrene
Pipe: PVC
String: Polyester
Vor 5 Jahren
Shaolan-kunVor 5 Jahren#2454614Not exactly, it says the tapestry itself is made of polyester. It's the same material used for dakimakura covers, and the advice there is usually to iron at the lowest setting with a cloth inbetween the iron and the fabric. So I think you could try it as already suggested. Maybe start slowly from a corner to see how it goes.
Please share your results, and good luck.


Can't read japanese, but the phamflet mentions polystyrene. Maybe that is incorpareted within the tapestry.That way the waterproofness might have been improved. If this is the case I would not recommand ironing as it can melt/damage the fabric...
Vor 5 Jahren
kero-chanVor 5 Jahren#2451711Going by that leaflet, the tapestry is made of PVC?
Not exactly, it says the tapestry itself is made of polyester. It's the same material used for dakimakura covers, and the advice there is usually to iron at the lowest setting with a cloth inbetween the iron and the fabric. So I think you could try it as already suggested. Maybe start slowly from a corner to see how it goes.
Please share your results, and good luck.
Vor 5 Jahren
Stalking Loli hunter
It's fabric, so why not just iron it? :0
Vor 5 Jahren
Ooh, I had to remove creases from a tapestry that is exactly like yours. I never had a foldable tapestry before, but in the end I'm really glad it was packaged that way. Shipping was so much cheaper.

I think your tapestry fabric is made of polyester as the note does say something is made from it. The PVC likely refers to the tubes. Is your tapestry actually waterproof or does water soak into it?

Ironing is really the only reliable way to remove creases. I did that and the result worked out great. :) I don't buy tapestries so getting one, especially an official, is pretty exciting! My anime things usually don't make distinct "before and after" photos, but this one did! Quite nifty. PICTURE #1141197
Vor 5 Jahren
If you're afraid of taking the ironing route, there's another way that might work, although it will take a very long time.

Find a round tube, like a mailing tube, that's at least as long as the tapestry is wide. After taking the rods out again, wrap the tapestry firmly around the tube, winding it up. As your tapestry withstands water, securing the end with a piece of tape would probably not cause any harm. Keep it wrapped up for several weeks, and then see if the creases have been at least reduced.

Since the creases were made in the material by it being folded up for so long, hopefully by keeping it rolled up with the material stretched around the tube, the creases will be pressed out a bit by time and pressure. But I don't know if it will work. Probably won't. Just an idea.
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kero-chanVor 5 Jahren#2451711Going by that leaflet, the tapestry is made of PVC? Being waterproof and all. So... I might try the iron, but I'm so afraid of damaging or melting the tapestry... ><
FYI, PVC starts to decompose at 284F (140C) and will melt at 320F (160C).
Vor 5 Jahren
You could also try (if you have one) to remove the creases with a steamer, but the ones for cloths.

If you don't have one, get a bed sheet (preferably a cotton one) and place it on top of the tapestry on your iron board, that way the iron is not in direct contact with your tapestry but gets the vapor right through sheet to straighten it out.
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AndreZolwe was Kero-chan previously
MoroVor 5 Jahren#2451739Because this is designed to be a shower curtain, it's of course adapted to deal with water, but if it were being used as a shower curtain it would also be subjected to a lot of ambient steam (unless you're a total weirdo who takes cold showers all the time.) The objective here is to use the combination of steady heat and pressure to soften the material a little bit and press it into the correct shape without exposing the printed image to direct heat.That totally makes sense, explained like that~ OuO I'm definitely trying that later tonight, I really hope I'll get rid of most of the creases. >< Thank you so much for your help and your tips, I'll let you know the result tomorrow!~
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kero-chanVor 5 Jahren#2451734I shall try that, then~ >< I'll be extremely careful, yeah, I don't want to put too much heat into it, or else I might melt it or make it wavy, and that'll be even worse... thank you for the suggestion!~
Because this is designed to be a shower curtain, it's of course adapted to deal with water, but if it were being used as a shower curtain it would also be subjected to a lot of ambient steam (unless you're a total weirdo who takes cold showers all the time.) The objective here is to use the combination of steady heat and pressure to soften the material a little bit and press it into the correct shape without exposing the printed image to direct heat.
Vor 5 Jahren