Asked on Apr 29, 2017

I removed darts from a no-iron shirt, but the sharp crease remains..

Ann ThibaultWilliamElaine


When the no-iron shirt became too tight, I removed the darts in the back, but the crease and even the tiny holes where the stitches were remain. I've tried heat, steam, spray starch, and ironing with bar soap rubbed on the back of the fabric. Nothing has worked! Have you found a solution to this probleml?
6 answers
  • Anapearl
    on Apr 29, 2017

    I have also tried white vinegar, without success.
  • Laura
    on Apr 29, 2017

    White vinegar then iron
  • Trish64012
    on Apr 29, 2017

    I have heard that dabbing a cloth wet with white vinegar may help while ironing to get the creases out. Ok The other reason that comes to mind as to why the needle marks remain is because you continued to wear the shirt as it became tighter and tighter, which pulled a small hole where the needle / thread once was. You may well have to replace this garment.
  • Elaine
    on Apr 29, 2017

    I have had the same problem. By rewashing it, steaming it, etc., you have tried all the obvious solutions but the tiny holes may still persist. If you have a LOT of patience, you may want to do what I've done in the past which is: place the item on a table and "move" the tiny threads back in towards the hole with a pin or sewing needle. In other words, you gently move the threads closer together thus, making the hole smaller.

    If the item is dark, many times those holes don't show as readily as in a lighter colored garment. If the garment only had holes at the back darts areas, then you may have to wear it with a jacket or cardigan on top.
  • William
    on Apr 30, 2017

    Wash the garment beforehand and that should give that crease a jumpstart in loosing up a bit. After you wash it (you can wash it more than once if you want) then begin the ironing. Take some starch and spray heavily on the crease. Then move the iron slowly across the crease and continue pressing the iron to the spot. In most cases this should do the trick for getting out that stubborn crease you no longer need.

    You can remove the crease mark by rubbing a bar of soap along the line on the inside before pressing.

    Take a mixture of two parts hair conditioner and one part water and rubbing that on the crease.Then move the iron slowly across the crease. You want to test it on either an inconspicuous part of the item or on a completely different item all together. Make sure it's conducive to your garments before going full steam ahead.
  • Ann Thibault
    on Apr 30, 2017

    I usually use vinegar on crease marks ( eg hems) and iron them well for me, then launder to get the vinegar smell out....I hope that helps
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