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Removing Wrinkles From a Leather Garment

We've included a few different methods for you. Try which ever technique you think will work best for your leather garment.

Always be extra careful and take great care when dealing with a leather garment. Whenever doing something for the first time at home, always test on a small inconspicuous area first.

The Steam Method

One solution is to hang the leather garment in the bathroom. Turn the shower on hot to steam up the room. Let the steam work out the wrinkles. Take the leather garment out of the bathroom and lay it on a flat surface, such as the bed or an ironing board. Smooth the leather garment with your hands to massage the wrinkles away.

Normally, hanging a leather garment from a thick hanger and gently pulling the wrinkles would straighten them out. Most wrinkles will hang out on their own, although it is perfectly safe to iron leather, as long as it is done correctly.

Ironing a Leather Garment

Do NOT put an iron directly in contact with leather. Always AVOID using steam while using your iron on your leather. Set the iron on the rayon setting.

Use a 100% COTTON cloth in between the leather garment and the iron, or use heavy brown wrapping paper as a pressing cloth and a barrier between the item and the iron. Press with a light, quick hand to avoid overheating and shine. Wrinkles should come right out. As always, when doing something at home, test on a small, inconspicuous area first.

Try one of these today if you have time and tomorrow we'll finish up with the other methods for removing wrinkles from Leather.

Using A Blow Dryer

You can also try using a blow dryer but do not put it in direct contact with a leather garment. If the leather is not too badly wrinkled, then the blow dryer may work. Always use extreme caution and patience, and test on a small area first.

Patience is key. If you want your leather garments looking their best, then give them your best effort. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

**Cleaning and Storage Tip**

After you clean your leather garment with a damp cloth or a mild soap, pat the surface with a clean soft cloth. Then give the leather a fine dusting with baby powder to seal the pores. Finish with a rubdown using a clean dry cloth to bring back the sheen.

Nice and fresh!

Store your leather garment in a well-ventilated area and cover with a cloth to keep it dust free. Avoid storing your leather garment in plastic. Leather is porous and it needs to "breathe."


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