SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Forum > Miscellaneous > Will vinegar work for removing the fabric finishing smells? ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Will vinegar work for removing the fabric finishing smells?
gramma b
star
gramma b
USA
Member since 7/25/08
Posts: 3164
Send Message

      



Date: 8/6/12 5:58 PM

A relative gave me some nice vintage fabrics.
They have that dry cleaning smell, not musty. I remember years back when you entered a fabric store and the smell of finishing in
the fabrics would hit you, sometimes make your eyes water to stay in the store. I assume these were processed in the US then. What do you use? I have heard just sunshine works?
I have washed some already, mostly knits, but the imbedded smell comes back when you iron. I did not put them in the dryer to seal it in.

-- Edited on 8/7/12 9:56 AM --

gramma b
star
gramma b
USA
Member since 7/25/08
Posts: 3164
Send Message

      



Date: 8/7/12 9:30 AM

Can't find search link on past boards here...
Anyone?

jadamo00
star
jadamo00
New York USA
Member since 3/13/06
Posts: 1264
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 8/7/12 10:20 AM

Gram,

I don't know if ny of THESE LINKS will help.

I know it's not what you posted about. Just trying to give some assistance.

Miss Fairchild
starstarstarstar
Miss Fairchild
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 7936
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to gramma b <<


Date: 8/7/12 8:28 PM

If these fabrics are washable, I'd suggest a lukewarm water soak and washing soda (it's like baking soda, but for washing) I swear by this stuff after my cat peed on a quilt I was making as a gift. And yes, sunshine is the best to dry them!

------
"Play the cards you are dealt, but choose who is sitting at the table"..AARP magazine

SEE MY ETSY SHOP HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AuntMaymesAttic
My blog: http://auntmaymesattic.wordpress.com/

Doris W. in TN
star
Doris W. in TN  Friend of PR
Member since 2/9/04
Posts: 8591
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to gramma b <<


Date: 8/8/12 8:58 AM

The smell could be from the dye. Several years ago, I bought a black knit fabric that stank. Several washings later, it still smelled, so I tossed it.

------
iPad's auto-correct is my enema.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Miscellaneous >> Will vinegar work for removing the fabric finishing smells?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
All About Buttons and Buttonholes
All About Buttons and Buttonholes

Class Details

Online Class
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Class Details

Stretch & Sew 312

photo
by: sizzle4

Review
Jamie Christina Abbey Coat Pattern (JC314AC)

Jamie Christina Abbey Coat Pattern (JC314AC)

Pattern Details
SewBaby Snap Happy Diaper Covers Pattern

SewBaby Snap Happy Diaper Covers Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.