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How to Iron Silk Clothing Without Ruining It

Learn about ironing your silk clothes without damaging them


Three different coloured silk shirts

How to Iron Silk Clothing

As you’d probably guessed, silk is one of those fabrics that needs a great deal of care when being washed and ironed. Ironing silk doesn’t have to mean hours of your time though. With our great tips and hacks, you'll be able to look after your silk clothing and garments with ease, all you need is a little bit of time and a lot of TLC.

Read our insightful blog now on how to get wrinkles out of silk and keeping your silk items looking beautiful for longer.

How Do You Get Wrinkles Out of Silk?

When it comes to getting wrinkles out of silk, you need to follow a few key steps in order to iron the garment effectively and avoid ruining it. Wrinkle removal in silk is a delicate process, but once you know how, it’s easy.

Tips & Hacks for Silk Ironing

How to Iron Silk?

Do you want to know more about ironing a silk dress or ironing a silk shirt? Follow these easy tips for best results:

Tip 1 – Wet the Fabric

Before you even put an iron near a silk garment, the first step is to make sure the fabric is slightly damp. This will prevent the material from burning and make it easier to iron.

Tip 2 – Iron Inside Out

Turn the garment inside out so that you're not ironing on the most sensitive side of the fabric. Another great hack to use before you iron, that will really protect the sensitive silk, is to lay a piece of fabric like cotton or cloth over the silk and iron on to that, rather than directly onto the silk itself.

Tip 3 – Choose the Lowest Heat

When choosing the heat level on your iron be sure to choose the lowest heat possible. If you have a silk setting on your iron, then that’s the right one to choose.

Tip 4 – Dab Don't Slide

The best trick for ironing silks yet? Dab don't slide! Lightly dab the garment with the iron, hold down for a few seconds and lift the iron up again, allowing the fabric to cool before moving on to the next section. If you slide the iron, you are more likely to scrunch up the fabric and have it wrinkle.

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