How to Iron Leather

If hanging your jacket for long periods of time does not solve your wrinkle problem or is not an option follow these instructions:

unwrinkled leather
  1. Adjust the iron to the lowest setting. Let the iron heat up and do not use steam.
  2. Place aluminum foil under the cloth that covers the ironing board. The aluminum foil will heat up and attack the wrinkles from the opposite side. It may not be necessary to iron both sides.
  3. Use a towel, brown paper bag, or thick newspaper between the jacket and iron. Gently and firmly press down on one spot at a time. Use small strokes. Always let the leather cool before moving forward. Iron from the outside in. Try not to stretch the leather. Repeat using longer presses until all the wrinkles have been pressed out.
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