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Topic: How to Unkink Faux Leather?  (Read 989 times)
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« on: January 14, 2013 12:08:48 PM »

I bought some clearance thick faux leather cord at Hobby Lobby, just to realize it's all kinked up. Same thing with bolo cord. Is there a way to salvage this or should I just return it?

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013 04:51:17 PM »

I wonder if you somehow weighted down one end, and used a binder clip/clothespin/some sort of clip thing to attach the top to a coat hanger or some other suitable hanging device if it would unkink with time?  (Also put the weighted down strip in the bathroom while you shower, as sometimes the heat and humidity will help with stuff being folded.)

I don't know if you can return clearance stuff, so it might be worth a time waiting on it to unkink. 

If you are feeling really experimental, you could try laying it out between a layer of towel and ironing it on a moderate to low setting.  Watch out to make sure you don't melt it, since that stuff is probably a material that is heat sensitive.

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013 06:07:05 PM »

Does your project really need it to be straightened?  I think I would take a small bit of it, and try ironing it between some cotton, on low/synthetic setting - it works well with synthetic ribbon.  Or moisten and try on low setting.

« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013 08:34:15 AM »

Thanks for the tips.  Grin I will give these a try. I'd love to keep it if I could unkink it.  If not, maybe I will try braiding it into bracelets.

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