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


Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Find a member
MY Stuff
Friends of PR Benefits
My Pattern Reviews
My Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Widget
Photo Album
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Calendar
Deal Corner
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine Central
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
Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests
Read All Review Requests
Add a Review Request
Live Chats
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
See all Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
all contests
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
Removing Steam-A-Seam (Tip/Technique)
Viewed 5905 times
Review rated Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 16 people   
Posted by: Leslie in Austin
photo
Friend of PR
About Leslie in Austin starstarstarstar
TX USA
Member since: 1/30/03
Reviews written: 156
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 243 people
tips added: 4
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 5/2/09 6:57 PM
Apparently there was a tiny piece of Steam-a-Seam on my ironing board and I managed to press it quite firmly smack dab on the front of a sateen coat I'm making. Of course it pulled up some of the fibers from my white canvas board cover and made a big mess. YIKES!

The Steam-a-Seam manufacturer's page recommends using a citrus based cleaner like Desolve-It or CitraSolv, but that didn't get it to budge for me. So, after testing a fabric scrap to ensure colorfastness, I used a little rubbing alcohol applied with a q-tip and then used a toothbrush to rub it off. Worked like a charm! Thanks Debbie Lancaster for her original tip to use rubbing alcohol to remove interfacing adhesive. (ironically, the rubbing alcohol does not seem to have affected the interfacing that was on the back of the piece)

Whew!
Merchants on PR
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!

<< Previous Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


6 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
MarilynB said...
Thanks for a great tip. You have just eliminated much profanity in the sewing room.
5/3/09 6:54 AM
nancy2001 said...
Great tip, thanks.
5/3/09 3:32 PM
monijo said...
I have successfully used paint thinner to remove a glue gun stain from the front of "silkie" blouse. Nothing would work. I tried that solution as a last resort. Christmas Eve night--rushing to complete decorations that had to be at Midnight Mass--no time to change.
5/3/09 6:43 PM
Karla Kizer said...
I think I'll print this out and tape it to the wall near my ironing board, so it's handy the *next* time it happens. And it will. Thanks, Leslie.
5/4/09 7:20 AM
HatBuddy said...
Glad that simple alchohal worked for you. I have found that alcohal, baking soda, vinegar, Bi-o-Kleen and Quick N Brite have a whole bunch of uses! And are much safer for people and environmental health then the chemical potions (even the ones that have names to make us think the chemicals are environment and people safe). Can't beat the old traditional stand bys to get the job done! That reminds me I need to break out my alcohal and clean my board ! Got adhesive on it the last two sewing tasks I did.
5/4/09 12:16 PM
GwenC said...
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You are a lifesaver! Well, at least a blouse-saver! ;)
6/13/10 9:52 PM

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us