Turn the pajamas inside out, and lay them flat and evenly on an ironing board. Use a spray bottle filled with water to add moisture to your silk pajamas before ironing. Adjust the iron to the lowest heat setting possible and cover the wrinkled area with a cotton pressing cloth to protect the silk fibers. Use the iron to hand press the silk pajamas until they are completely wrinkle free.
This is How to Iron Silk Pajamas: 7 Easy Steps
In this article we provide step-by-step instructions on how to iron silk pajamas.
Each step is accompanied by a clear photo and we have included a complete video tutorial at the end of the article as well.
Use our other step-by-step guides, below, to make sure you are providing the best and most effective laundry care to your silk pajamas.
How to Iron Silk Pajamas
Using the iron is the best way to get wrinkles out of silk pajamas and can be done in 5 to 8 minutes at home. Learn how to iron silk pajamas so that you can save yourself a few trips to the dry cleaners!
Carefully review the instructions below to learn how to iron silk pajamas.
What You'll Need:
- An iron
- An ironing board
- A pressing cloth
- A spray bottle
- Clean silk pajamas
1. Turn Pajamas Inside Out
2. Lay on Ironing Board
Lay the pajamas evenly on an ironing board.
3. Add Moisture
Use a spray bottle filled with water to add moisture to the area of the pajamas you wish to iron. Use the mist setting to spread to moisture lightly and evenly. Your pajamas should be slightly damp but not soaking wet.
4. Apply a Pressing Cloth
Place a thin cotton pressing cloth over top of the wrinkled area. I recommend using a bandana, but you can use a pillowcase, shirt, handkerchief, or any other kind of thin cotton cloth.
5. Use Lowest Heat Setting
Set the iron to the lowest heat level possible. If your iron has a silk setting, use that. Make sure the steam function is activated. Steam is a powerful tool when trying to get wrinkles out of silk pajamas.
6. Hand Press the Iron
Hand press the iron on to the wrinkled areas with the pressing cloth always in between the iron and the silk fabric. Do not drag the iron back and forth on the fabric. Simply press the iron down gently and briefly, lift, adjust, and press again. Continue pressing until the silk pajamas are completely wrinkle free.
7. Air Dry
Hang or lay flat in a cool, dim area, to air dry.
Watch the full How to Iron Silk Pajamas video tutorial below.
How to Iron Silk Pajamas FAQ
How do you get wrinkles out of silk pajamas?
The best way to get wrinkles out of silk pajamas is to use an iron. Place a pressing cloth over top of the silk, turn the iron on to the lowest heat setting possible, and only iron if the silk fabric is damp. If you do not have an iron, the next best option is to use a steamer.
Can 100% silk be ironed?
Iron 100% silk by turning it inside out, laying it flat on the ironing board, using a spray bottle to add moisture, and then covering the wrinkled areas with a thin cotton pressing cloth. Once ready, adjust the heat settings on the iron to the lowest setting possible, and hand press the 100% silk fabric until it is completely wrinkle free.
What is the best way to iron silk?
To iron silk, turn the garment inside out and lay flat on an ironing board. Use a spray bottle filled with water to add moisture to the silk. Cover the wrinkled areas with a cotton pressing cloth and turn the iron on to the lowest heat setting possible. Once ready, hand press the silk with the iron until all the garment is completely wrinkle free.
Does silk need to be ironed?