How to Straighten Wrinkled Leather

Get the wrinkles out of your leather at home.
Get the wrinkles out of your leather at home.

Leather, made most commonly from the skins of cows and goats, is a controversial but ever popular material that is used to make jackets, purses, boots, belts, couches and many other products. It is by nature a very temperamental material and can be fussy and stubborn, to say the least. Leather can become wrinkled for a variety of reasons, and there are a number of different methods for straightening the wrinkles out of your favorite leather product.

Things You'll Need

  • Iron
  • Cloth rags
  • Blow dryer

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Step 1

Steam the wrinkles out of your leather by hanging the leather in the bathroom with you when taking a hot shower. Take the leather after it is steamed and lay it flat on a surface such as a table or ironing board. Smooth out the wrinkles from the leather with your hands, massaging the material.

Step 2

Iron out the wrinkles from the leather. Do not put a hot iron directly on the leather. Instead, put the iron on the rayon setting and use a cotton cloth as a buffer between the iron and the leather.

Step 3

Use a blow dryer and carefully work the dryer over the wrinkled areas. Be sure not to touch a hot dryer directly to the leather.

Tip

  • Treat your leather with a mild soap or a damp cloth, patting the surface with a soft cloth afterward. Try dusting it with baby powder, which will serve to seal the pores and make the leather shine again. Try hanging a wrinkled leather garment from a sturdy hanger for an extended period of time. Many leather garments will straighten out on their own.

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