How to Get Wrinkles Out of Curtains Without Ironing

The only possible thing to hate about buying curtains is the messy folds anchored on the fabric. Whether your selected material is sensitive to iron or you don’t want to spend too much time pressing them, we have some neat solutions that will teach you how to get wrinkles out of curtains without ironing. 

 

You have to admit, curtains and drapery make an excellent addition to any home. As much we all love to hang such elegant and tailored pieces of fabric, you won’t find one completely wrinkle-free. 

 

Luckily, there are other methods, such as using a fabric steamer or with a water-vinegar solution. These are quick and easy alternatives that will allow you to get rid of those pesky curtain wrinkles in no time. 

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Fabric steaming

Despite its price, having your own fabric steamer actually has many convenient benefits. A handheld fabric steamer will allow you to straighten out your draperies without taking them down from the rod. It’s also compatible with many sensitive fabric types. 

Step 1: Prepare your steamer.

Place a sufficient amount of water and set the temperature. Allow it to heat up before it is ready to use. This procedure is one of the best methods for getting wrinkles out of curtains without ironing them.

Most fabric steamers come with a fabric setting that automatically adjusts the steamer to the right temperature. Check your curtain packaging for your drape’s material. If your steamer does not have automatic settings, you can adjust its temperature manually. 

 

Please put it at a low temperature for sheer and other sensitive fabric types. Try to avoid setting it to very high temperatures as it may burn the fabric. Often, you can check for the appropriate temperature to ensure that you don’t accidentally melt your drapes. 

Step 2: Adjust your curtains.

Remember that the idea of this wrinkle-ridding method is to avoid taking it down from the rod. Hang your curtains and adjust them on the rod. Spread it evenly throughout the rod, exactly how you want to hang your curtains.

Step 3: Steaming

Place your steamer a few inches away from the material for sheer fabric. For thicker drapes or blackout curtains, place them near the curtain. You want to make sure that the steam penetrates the layers of fabric. 

 

Move-in a single direction starting from the top of the curtain. Move downwards along the length of the cloth, then work your way to the top section again. Carefully adjust the curtains as much as you need to so that the steam can get rid of all fabric wrinkles. 

Step 4: Finishing touches

Once you have ironed the entire length of your curtain, you can take a step back to see if you have successfully cleared your drapes of packing wrinkles. If not, you can rerun the steamer over stubborn areas. 

Water spray

If you are currently short on budget to buy your own fabric steamer, you can always create a water and vinegar solution. Mix these two at equal ratios and place them in a spray bottle. Spritz the liquid solution over the fabric wrinkles to soften the fabric.

 

Allow it to air dry, and the curtain should dry without the creases. Dampen the fabric to let the solution alleviate the fabric’s stiffness. You can also gently pat it with a damp cloth to get rid of the wrinkles. 

Washing

If you have just opened a pack of curtains, why not toss them straight into the washing machine before hanging them on the rod. Run it on a gentle and short cycle to wash the drapes. You can also get rid of the accumulated dust in the process. 

 

Place your curtains in the dryer and set them to a cool or permanent press cycle. Add washcloths and small towels so that the curtains don’t gather or bunch together. This will lead to even more wrinkling that won’t disappear right away. 

 

Hang the curtain on the rod and allow it to air dry even more. Please make sure that you hang them while they are still damp, not completely dry. The weight of the water on the curtains will drag the fabric down and get rid of the remaining wrinkles. 

 

You can place your curtain directly on the window, even if it has just been taken out of the dryer. Just make sure to open the window to allow the air to circulate and dry it evenly. You can also hang it in your backyard or clothesline for better sun exposure. 

Tips

Every curtain comes with care instructions from its manufacturers. That is to ensure that inexperienced handlers don’t accidentally ruin the fabric. You can check the tags to know if your curtain is dry clean only or if it’s okay to use a washing machine.

 

Some fabrics might need delicate settings, warm water, cold water, gentle wash, and many more. It is better to consult the instructions before placing them in the washing machine and dryer. If it is dry clean only, take it to professional dry cleaners to avoid damaging them. 

 

We can all admit that while fabric wrinkles are unpleasant to look at, the lengthy and inconvenient process of taking the drapes down and ironing them still seems like a taxing errand. Luckily, you can learn how to get wrinkles out of curtains without ironing them. 

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Easy Window Curtains: How to Make Your Own Without Sewing

Window treatments can be expensive, but luckily there are many ways to save money on your window curtains. This article will show you how to make your own without sewing!

 

Steps on Make Curtains Without Sewing

Step 1. Buy fabric and a rod that matches the size of your window. You will also need to buy some pins, an ironing board, scissors, measuring tape or ruler, and something to make a hem (such as thread).

Step 2. Measure how wide your curtains should be by adding two inches on either side for hems. The height should be the length of your window.

Step 3. Buy one yard of fabric for every panel that you want to make (e.g., if you are making three panels, buy three yards). Also, measure how wide and long your curtains should be by adding two inches on either side to account for hems. The height will depend on how many windows and how long your panels are.

Step 4. Cut the fabric to size for each panel of curtains and hem any edges that need it by folding over once, ironing flat, then pressing with a hot iron. You can leave them raw if you want an unfinished look which is what I did here.

Step 5. Take one piece at a time and pin it to the top of your window, leaving room on either side for how wide you want it and hemming.

Step 6. Begin sewing around the perimeter with a straight stitch, moving from left to right or right to left. You can use an overcast stitch if you have thicker fabric that needs more support. Be sure not to sew past where your panel ends.

Step 7. Repeat with the remaining panels and leave your curtains open until it’s time to hang them up!

 

How to Wash Curtains

  • Wash in cold water on the delicate cycle and dry flat. You can also take care of light stains by spritzing with a stain remover or vinegar before washing.
  • For more stubborn stains, soak the curtains in water mixed with a little detergent and stain remover for 30 minutes before washing.
  • To remove dust, vacuum the curtains or shake outside.
  • Avoid washing your curtain with a load of towels as it could fray or cause shrinkage in some fabrics.

 

How to Hang Curtains

Hanging your curtains can be as simple or elegant as you want them to be.

Hangers: You can use a variety of hangers for different looks, including plastic sticks in shower clips, clear clothespins, and fabric loops.

Rods: Basic curtain rods are perfect with most fabrics but if you have heavier fabrics, use a metal rod.

Hooks: Hang hooks at the top of your window frame, then simply hang your curtains over them.

Rod Pocket Cords: You can use these to hang your curtains without sewing. They provide a cleaner, more finished look and they’re good for heavier fabrics that won’t stay on regular hooks.

Tiebacks/Cord Loops: These are great for short windows with no rods or if you don’t want the hassle of installing anything else. Just tie them to the top corners of the panel.

Ropes: Use these if you’re looking for a more natural look and feel. You can attach them to your window frame with eye hooks, then hang your panels over them in any way that works best for you (hanging one on each side or hanging both from one side).

Tension Rods: These are best for short windows. Just place the rods on any side of your window, then hang one curtain over them and use a tension rod to keep it in place (you’ll need two).

 

How to Preserve Curtains to last long

Hang your curtains in a way that they won’t touch the floor or ground. This will ensure you don’t have to replace them because of mold growth.

Wash your curtain at least once every three months with water and detergent, then hang it outside for some fresh air before storing it away again (you can also use a dryer sheet).

Store your curtains at room temperature in an area with good air circulation.

If you’re storing it away for the wintertime, make sure to put them in a sealed plastic bag or container that will keep bugs out. Make sure to give them time before using them again by airing them out outdoors.

 

The Benefits of Window Curtains

  1. They’re a great way to get privacy in your home without taking down the curtains. Privacy helps keep both sunlight and light from outside sources out, which can help you sleep better at night by reducing how much artificial light is spilling into your bedroom.
  2. Window treatments add an elegant touch to your home. Curtains are a great way to liven up any room in the house or can be chosen for how they coordinate with the colors of your furniture and other decor pieces that you have.
  3. They’re also an easy way to change the feel of your windows without having to spend too much money! Window treatments can be swapped out with the seasons, to add a festive feel during the holiday season.
  4. Curtains are also an easy way to make any room in your home more inviting and welcoming!

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