How to Get Wrinkles Out of Silk Using the Dryer

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A quick run through the dryer leaves silk wrinkle-free.

Whether you're caring for a fancy silk dress or luxurious silk sheets, both look better wrinkle-free. Silk is not usually prone to wrinkles, but typically becomes wrinkled from washing or it comes back from the dry cleaners with deep creases from being folded. It can be tough to get wrinkles out of silk because you can't iron it with a hot iron or apply any kind of direct heat or the silk will be ruined. If your clothes dryer has a very low to no-heat setting, you can safely use the dryer to gradually work the wrinkles out.


Step 1

Place the silk fabric in the dryer.

Step 2

Set the dryer to the lowest heat setting or preferably to a no-heat setting. This may be labeled "Cool," "No Heat" or "Air Fluff."

Step 3

Check on the silk in the dyer frequently to make sure it's dry and wrinkles are gone.


The amount of time it takes to dry silk in the dryer on a no-heat setting depends on how much silk you are drying.


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