Repairing Sheers, Cleaning Irons

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How do I repair a tear in a sheer fabric?

Fixing rips in sheers can be tricky and it’s inevitable that it won’t be totally invisible, but you can get close. The easiest way is to use a  mending product like BoNash Bonding Agent, powdered fusible, to adhere the torn edges together. When the product dries, it creates an almost invisible mend.

Another way to repair a tear if you have extra sheer fabric, is to carefully trim the torn edges and place a small strip of very thin fusible web (like Misty Fuse) under the rip and another piece of the sheer behind it. Fuse in place according to the manufacturer’s instructions, then carefully trim away the sheer patch layer to minimize the show-through.

What’s the best way to clean the inside of my iron?

I consulted with Rowenta on this one, and their advice is two-fold. If the iron has a self-cleaning function, activate it following the manufacturer’s instructions.

If the iron doesn’t have a cleaning function, flush it with naturally bottled spring water–pure and simple. Avoid using vinegar or any chemicals, as they may damage the water tank in some irons.

To flush the iron, fill it with water and let it heat to the cotton setting temperature. When it’s heated, depress the steam button until all the water has emptied from the iron. Repeat this process 4 to 5 times for a thorough flushing.