Canvas is a durable, thicker fabric, used from everything from totes to curtains. However, the thick weave -- while desirable from an aesthetic and longevity perspective -- makes it somewhat difficult to get perfectly flat. Creases and wrinkles that commonly occur on unrolled canvas are removable, but plan on investing a little time for the process.
1 Mix water and 1 cup white vinegar in a standard-size spray bottle. The bottle should be close to full.
2 Lay the canvas item flat on a clean surface.
3 Saturate the material with the water and vinegar combination. Let this set in for a few minutes.
4 Hang the canvas fabric or article on a clothesline at the very end, using clothespins. Keep it out of direct sunlight if the piece has rich color in order to prevent fading.
5 Set your iron to its highest setting, usually reserved for cotton and linen.
6 Place the article on the ironing board. Lay the damp cloth over the fabric.
7 Press firmly on the canvas fabric with the iron, constantly moving the iron to prevent scorching your cloth.
8 Repeat the process until the item is satisfactorily smooth and flat.
Items you will need
- 1 cup vinegar
- Distilled water
- Spray bottle
- Damp clean cloth
- Steam iron
- Ironing board
- Store excess canvas fabric on a roll rather than folded flat to help prevent future wrinkling.
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