How to Press a Wrinkle-Free Shirt

In an effort to make your life easier and avoid ironing, you may choose to purchase some wrinkle free shirts as part of your wardrobe.

How to Press a Wrinkle-Free Shirt

If you have a laid back lifestyle or work atmosphere you may be able to pull one of these shirts out of the dryer, put it on and be out the door. However, if you work in more of a professional environment, it may be necessary for you to press your wrinkle free shirt with an iron to create the smooth surface and creases your dress code requires.

Follow the washing and drying instructions for your wrinkle-free shirt. You will most likely have to run it on the delicate cycle. Pull the shirt out of the dryer as soon as the cycle is complete and it is completely dry. If you will not have time to press it immediately, hang the shirt on a hanger until you are ready to press it.

Set up your ironing board and make sure that your iron is filled with water to the minimum level. Look at the tag on the shirt to review the ironing instructions. It will likely suggest a cool iron or low heat. Turn your iron's setting onto low heat and allow it time to heat up.

Spread your shirt across the ironing board. Run the iron up and down the shirt, keeping it in one place just long enough to remove the wrinkles and leave a smooth surface. Continue this process for the entire shirt. Pay attention to creases that are in place to make sure that you do not remove them with the iron.

Press the sleeves of your wrinkle-free shirt. Drape the sleeve across the ironing board. Make sure to fold it so that it is folded on the crease. You may have to smooth out the shirt sleeve with your hand so that you do not cause any new creases or wrinkles with the iron. Run the iron along the shirt sleeve until all the wrinkles are smoothed out. Run it along the fold to reinforce the crease. Repeat this process with both shirt sleeves.

Press the collar of your wrinkle-free shirt with the iron. Unfold the collar so that it is flat. Gently run the iron along the surface of the collar to make sure it is smooth.

Place your pressed shirt on the hanger once again and turn it around to make sure all the wrinkles have been removed. Repress any areas that may need a touch up.

Things You Will Need

  • Wrinkle-free shirt
  • Hanger
  • Iron
  • Ironing board


  • Always try to press your shirt with the coolest iron setting possible.


  • Be very careful not to leave the iron in one spot for too long or you will risk burning your shirt.

About the Author

Based in Orlando, Fla., Michaela Davila has been writing poetry, short stories, resumes and advertising materials for years. She has recently been published in the Dollar Stretcher and Devozine. Davila has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Elon University and is a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst.