Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Fabrics and more... > Wrinkle free ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Wrinkle free
What makes a fabric wrinkle free or permanent press?
triangles

triangles  Friend of PR
Intermediate
FL USA
Member since 8/30/08
Posts: 53
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/28/12 6:04 AM

Does anyone know what component of permanent press material makes it wrinkle free?

PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Advanced
OH USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 6858
Login to reply to this post

In reply to triangles <<


Date: 12/28/12 11:19 AM

Botox for fabric? Not sure you want the chemicals used by manufacturing in your home.

Here is an overview.

------
I dont give them Hell, I just tell the truth about them and they think its Hell. Harry Truman

"Improvise, adapt and overcome." - Clint Eastwood/Heartbreak Ridge

triangles

triangles  Friend of PR
Intermediate
FL USA
Member since 8/30/08
Posts: 53
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/28/12 11:31 PM

That was interesting, thanks for the post.
So it's more a chemical additive instead of a blend of fabrics like nylon and rayon

SandiMacD
star
SandiMacD  Friend of PR
Intermediate
FL USA
Member since 2/8/09
Posts: 2216
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/29/12 1:44 PM

I think it also has to do with the ratio of polyester. Like a 70% cotton and 30% poly blend is less wrinkle free than a 50/50% blend.

------
sewing brings joy and meaning to my life...

justgail

justgail
Intermediate
IA USA
Member since 1/19/06
Posts: 696
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/29/12 2:19 PM

I got a couple of 100% cotton shirts that are wrinkle free. More correctly wrinkle free if removed from the dryer promptly and hung up, much like poly-cotton blends. However it doesn't feel nearly as good as a traditional 100% cotton. It feels stiff/slick/crispy in comparison. I seem to recall something about "long lasting treatment" when I got them a few years ago from Lands' End, so it's not a permanent treatment.

But I have no clue what chemicals or process they used.

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8122
Login to reply to this post

In reply to triangles <<


Date: 12/29/12 4:35 PM

Some synthetic fabrics are fairly wrinkle-free by nature, but when you're talking about cotton, it comes down to treating the fabric with chemicals like formaldehyde and silicone plus heat-curing, as described here.

There have been regulatory efforts to reduce the amount of residual formaldehyde, but some people are extremely sensitive to even small amounts.

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. Fabrics and more... >> Wrinkle free

Merchants on PR
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $49.00)
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics

Online Sewing Classes
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $49.00)
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Simplicity 2766
photo
Review by homejewel on 11/1/09
Read Review

Burda 2471 Pattern
Burda 2471 Pattern

Details
Price: $14.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Butterick 5644 Pattern ( Size LRG-XLG-XXL )
Butterick 5644 Pattern ( Size LRG-XLG-XXL )

Details
Price: $17.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 7044
photo
Review by Sandi S on 12/22/10
Read Review

Lily Bird Studio Amanda's Dress Digital Pattern
Lily Bird Studio Amanda's Dress Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $9.90
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simple Things A Pretty Good Bag Digital Pattern (005)
Simple Things A Pretty Good Bag Digital Pattern (005)

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewing Workshop Deja Vu Wrap Pattern
Sewing Workshop Deja Vu Wrap Pattern

Details
Price: $22.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Traditional Muumuu
Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Traditional Muumuu

Details
Price: $14.25
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN