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How to Get Wrinkles Out of Silk & Satin

Wrinkles are a sign of wisdom, but only when they aren't in your clothing. Remove those stubborn lines before showing off your party dress.


  • Step 1: Wet fabric Dampen the fabric completely if it has heavy wrinkles. Soak it in a tub and wring it out or spray with a spray bottle.
  • Step 2: Turn inside out Turn the fabric inside out on an ironing board.
  • Step 3: Iron Place a thin towel on top of the fabric and iron on the silk on the cool setting, just until the wrinkles release.
  • TIP: Silk and satin are very easily burned. Be careful not to set the iron on the fabric for too long.
  • Step 4: Hang fabric Turn fabric rightside out and hang to dry after ironing.
  • Step 5: Steam fabric Hang the fabric on a towel bar or hook while you shower to steam out any additional wrinkles.
  • TIP: Silk and satin with only a few small wrinkles may only need to be steamed and not ironed.
  • Step 6: Hang overnight Hang the fabric overnight to allow any lingering wrinkles to release. Repeat steps as necessary to remove additional crinkles or bunching before your big debut in that sassy number.
  • FACT: Silk is produced from the cocoons of silk worms. Each cocoon can produce a thread of silk 1,500 feet long.

You Will Need

  • Tub or spray bottle
  • Ironing board
  • A thin towel
  • Iron
  • Hanger
  • Shower

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