How to Get Wrinkles out of Satin: 4 Best Methods!

The best way to get wrinkles out of satin is by using an iron. An iron is able to get stubborn wrinkles to deep creases out of satin fabric, and can be done in just a few minutes at home. If you do not have an iron, the next best option is to use a steamer to flatten satin.

This is: How to Get Wrinkles Out of Satin

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This article will give you 4 different methods that you can use to get wrinkles out of satin. Below you'll fine step-by-step instructions on how to iron satin as well as how to steam satin. We also teach you two other methods to use just in case you do not have an iron or steamer.  


Use these guides to make sure you are administering the proper care with your satin fabrics and clothing.

How To Get Wrinkles Out of Satin

There are a handful of different methods you can use to get wrinkles out of your satin clothing

Satin fabric can be made from both natural as well as synthetic fibers, however silk satin and polyester satin are the two most common types. The instructions below are applicable to garments made from both silk satin as well as polyester satin.

How to Iron Satin

Before ironing your satin garment is it crucial that you first check the item's care label to see if there are any special care requirements or things to avoid.

To iron satin you'll need a pressing cloth, spray bottle filled with water, an iron, ironing board, and a clean satin garment. 

Your garment should be turned inside out so that the front side is face down, and the backside is facing up. Add moisture to the area you wish to iron, and then cover it with a cotton pressing cloth

Turn the iron on to the lowest heat setting possible, and hand press the garment until it is completely wrinkle free. Always keep a thin cotton press cloth in between the face of the hot iron and the surface of the satin fabric.

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How to Steam Satin

Using a steamer is a very light and gentle way to get wrinkles out of satin fabric

When steaming satin, be sure to fill the steamer's water tank with fresh, clear water, instead of using old, stale water that may have been added to the tank sometime previously. 

Hang your garment and begin to steam the satin by working your way from the top to the bottom of the shirt, using long downward strokes. Keep the mouth of the steamer approximately 1 to 2 inches (3-6 cm) away from the surface of the satin, and use your free hand to pull and add tension to the garment while you steam. 

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How to Use Hot Shower Water 

A unique but effective way to remove wrinkles from satin is to use the steam given off by hot shower water. Hang your satin garment neatly in the bathroom near the shower, close the bathroom door, and turn off the fan. 

Adjust the shower's heat settings to the highest water temperature possible (if no one is using the shower), and then let steam and gravity work their magic.

How to Hang Satin

The most basic way to get wrinkles out of satin is by hanging the garment, and then waiting a few days for it to flatten itself out.

Hang your satin garment neatly on a hanger, and place it in a dark, cool place. Come back after a couple of days, and you will find that many of the wrinkles have now disappeared. 

The drawback of this method is that it will only be effective for minor wrinkles and creases. This method will not remove deep or stubborn winkles and creases from your satin. 

This method also takes a couple of days to be effective, which means if you need the garment to be ready in a couple of hours, then this method wouldn't be of any benefit to you. 

How to Wash Satin

The best way to wash satin, especially silk satin, is by hand.

To hand wash satin fill a basin with lukewarm water and add some detergent for delicates. Submerge your satin garment in the water and let it soak for 3 minutes. Use your hands to agitate the satin in the water, and when finished, rinse the garment under cold water until all the soap has been completely removed. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get wrinkles out of satin without an iron?

A steamer is a very effective tool for getting wrinkles out of satin in lieu of an iron. If you do not have access to a steamer, try hanging your satin in the washroom while hot water runs in the shower. The steam from the shower water will have a similar, but lesser effect as the steamer. 

Is it okay to steam satin?

Satin can absolutely be steamed! Turn the satin garment inside out and hang it. Start at the top of the garment and work your way towards the bottom using long, downward strokes. Keep the mouth of the steamer 1 to 2 inches (3 to 6 cm) away from the surface of the fabric. 

How do you get wrinkles out of satin in the dryer?

Silk satin should never under any circumstances be placed into the dryer, however, some synthetic satins such as polyester satin may be able to be put in the dryer. Check the care label on your synthetic satin garment to find out if you are able to machine dry it.