How To Iron A Leather Jacket
Do you want to know how to Iron a leather jacket? Carefully! Leather may seem tough, but it isn’t. Remember, it’s only calf or cow’s skin that has had the hair removed. Leather skins are finished at a tanning plant before they are used. The softer the leather finish, the less durable the jacket will be. Before starting, you need to determine whether the leather jacket is suitable for ironing.
- Set the iron to a low setting, the iron should not be hot. The softer the leather jacket the cooler the iron should be. Heavier, stiffer leather will need a higher heat setting
- Place heavy paper, the thickness of a brown grocery bag, on top of the leather jacket while ironing. Do not allow the iron to make direct contact with the leather. This could cause damage to the leather, even if you have the iron on a low setting. You may also use a heavy piece of fabric as a pressing cloth.
- Use a medium setting with steam for very resistant wrinkles. Keep the iron moving, do not let it rest in one spot on the leather jacket. If the iron is too hot, it will cause the leather to burn or darken.
- Make sure the jacket is completely dry and clean before ironing. If there are stains on the jacket, do not apply heat to it, this will cause the stains to become permanent.
- Allow the jacket to cool before wearing. Keep the jacket hanging to prevent further wrinkling.