Steps to Repair Silk Comforters
- Trim the lines hanging at the tear.
- Cover the tear with a lightweight, fusible interface. Trim the interface to make it larger than the tear. For instance, if the tear is about 3 inches long, please try to trim the patch to about 4 inches long. The width should also overlap to strengthen the area.
- Place the torn area of the comforter on ironing board.
- Place the trimmed interface over the tear and make the adhesive side against the comforter. Alternatively, place the patch under the tear by through the tear, and the adhesive side is up against the fabric. After that, place a press cloth on top.
- Preheat the iron to the interface manufacturer’s recommended settings.
- Press the iron on the ironing cloth according to the recommended number of seconds. Some manufacturers recommend 10 to 15 seconds. Never rub or slide the iron over the press cloth.
- Lift up the iron, and then gently remove the cloth. Avoid tugging the interfacing.
- Cool and dry the silk fabric as well as the interfacing patch.
- Do not spray water to the silk.
- Watch your iron all the time.
- It is recommended to iron an inconspicuous area with the press cloth to select the right heat setting.
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