How Do I Smooth Out Wrinkled Leather Coats?

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Your leather coat can be wrinkle-free and ready to wear.
Your leather coat can be wrinkle-free and ready to wear.

There's nothing more exciting than ordering a new leather jacket. Unfortunately, when the jacket arrives by mail and it's packed tightly in a box, it often emerges a wrinkly mess. The same wrinkles can occur with an older leather jacket that you have had in a storage box. Instead of spending a lot of money sending the leather jacket to a professional, there are some great tips that will help you get rid of wrinkles and proudly wear your smooth leather jacket.

Things You'll Need

  • Iron
  • Pressing cloth or handkerchief
  • Dryer

Step 1

Lay the leather jacket out on a flat surface and place a pressing cloth, which can be purchased at most sewing supply stores, or clean handkerchief over the wrinkle.

Step 2

Gently press an iron, set at warm temperature, over the cloth for a few seconds. Use quick motions so you do not damage the leather.

Step 3

Hang the leather jacket on a hanger in the bathroom when you are taking a hot shower. The steam from the shower should encourage the wrinkles to relax.

Step 4

Place the leather jacket in the dryer on low heat for a short period of time. The heat of the dryer should relax the wrinkles out of the jacket.

Step 5

Store the leather jacket in a dry area, with lots of air circulation. The leather jacket should be hung on a sturdy wooden hanger.

Tip

  • Regularly cleaning and conditioning your leather jacket will help keep the leather soft and supple and it will discourage wrinkles.

Warning

  • Do not store the leather jacket in a plastic bag, because it will encourage mildew.

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