How Do I Smooth Out Wrinkled Leather Coats?

Jane Frances

There's nothing more exciting than ordering a new leather jacket. Unfortunately, when the jacket arrives by mail and it's packed tightly in a box, it often emerges a wrinkly mess. The same wrinkles can occur with an older leather jacket that you have had in a storage box.

Your leather coat can be wrinkle-free and ready to wear.

Instead of spending a lot of money sending the leather jacket to a professional, there are some great tips that will help you get rid of wrinkles and proudly wear your smooth leather jacket.

  1. Lay the leather jacket out on a flat surface and place a pressing cloth, which can be purchased at most sewing supply stores, or clean handkerchief over the wrinkle.

  2. Gently press an iron, set at warm temperature, over the cloth for a few seconds. Use quick motions so you do not damage the leather.

  3. Hang the leather jacket on a hanger in the bathroom when you are taking a hot shower. The steam from the shower should encourage the wrinkles to relax.

  4. Place the leather jacket in the dryer on low heat for a short period of time. The heat of the dryer should relax the wrinkles out of the jacket.

  5. Store the leather jacket in a dry area, with lots of air circulation. The leather jacket should be hung on a sturdy wooden hanger.

  6. Tip

    Regularly cleaning and conditioning your leather jacket will help keep the leather soft and supple and it will discourage wrinkles.


    Do not store the leather jacket in a plastic bag, because it will encourage mildew.