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Monday, April 26, 2010

Socrch marks

Has anyone found a means of removing scorch marks from white cotton cloth?



  • At April 26, 2010 9:32 AM , Blogger Jean at Mill Bay said...

    You can try swabbing it with vinegar. That can help if the mark is not too deep.

  • At April 26, 2010 11:21 AM , Blogger judy in ar said...

    I've always heard that hydrogen peroxide is the remedy for scorch, but I don't know the how tos.

  • At April 26, 2010 3:26 PM , Blogger NancyH said...

    I've used white vinegar also, with success if it's not too dark. You could try lemon juice and letting it dry in the sun also. Let us know what worked for you! NancyH

  • At April 26, 2010 9:33 PM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    Copied and pasted after a search on Google: Use peroxide on cotton and linen fabrics that have been scorched. Put some peroxide on a second piece of old fabric. Place the fabric over the scorched part of the clothing. Rub lightly with the heated iron. The peroxide will pull the scorch stain out, repeat the process as many times as needed to remove the scorch mark. If you have just scorched cotton fabric put it in cold water right away. Fresh scorch marks can come out by soaking the clothing in the cold water for 24 hours. Vinegar comes to the rescue too when treating newly created scorch marks. Rub the scorched area with white vinegar, then with cold water. Repeat until the scorch mark has vanished.

    You can also cover the scorch mark on the clothing with lemon juice. Then lay it directly in the sun. The combination of the lemon juice and sunshine should bleach the mark out. This works best with white or light colored clothing. Dark fabrics might lose color along with the scorch marks.

  • At April 27, 2010 2:48 PM , Blogger Jane in NC said...

    You can always applique a butterfly or some such thing over the scorch stain. You know, cover up your mess as if you were a cat.

  • At April 27, 2010 2:49 PM , Blogger Jane in NC said...

    Sorry about that. Sometimes I just can't help myself.


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