How to Get Wrinkles Out of Suede

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Smooth wrinkles from suede.
Smooth wrinkles from suede.

Suede is leather with raised naps. Its softness and pliability make it suitable for clothing but the thinness makes it delicate and susceptible to wrinkles. Storing suede garments in roomy closets will prevent them from developing wrinkles.

Things You'll Need

  • Ironing board
  • Heavy brown paper
  • Iron

Step 1

Spread the suede garment on an ironing board. Put a sheet of brown paper on top of the wrinkled portion of the garment. In "How to Sew Leather, Suede, Fur," the authors say you can also use a press cloth. Press cloths are made of two natural fabrics, one on either side of the cloth. For instance, cotton on one side and wool on the other.

Step 2

Switch the iron on and set it to the lowest heat. Turn off the steam. Never use steam on suede to avoid destroying the leather.

Step 3

Iron the garment through the brown paper until it is smooth. Move the iron constantly so the garment does not overheat. Overheating the suede will cause it to darken.

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References

  • "How to Sew Leather, Suede, Fur"; Phyllis Schwebke, Margaret B. Krohn; Fireside, 1974
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