How to iron Satin?

how to iron satin

How to take care of your satin clothes? How to iron a satin dress? How to avoid wrinkles on your satin shirts when ironing? Should I use a dryer for satin ?

Ironing is not always an easy task, especially when it comes to fragile fabrics such as satin. But don't panic, Miss Satin is here to help you take care of your clothes!

In this article we will discover together :

  • How to wash your satin clothes.
  • How to iron them easily.
  • Mistakes to avoid when ironing.
  • How to take care of your satin dresses and shirts.

Ready to be the queen of ironing and give pleasure to your clothes with the shiny fabric that we love so much? Let's start without further ado! 

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Perfectly Ironing Satin

Ironing is tedious, painful and frustrating, especially when the result is not convincing. The good news is that with the right ironing technique, you can make it not quite horrible and get it done much faster!

Ironing is not only a tedious household task, it can also, in the worst case scenario, destroy our favorite clothes. If you don't know what you're doing, you can damage delicate fabrics such as satin, wool, and cotton wool.

When should I steam iron? Can all types of fabrics be ironed? Which fabrics are particularly sensitive? With our ironing tips, even the most complicated garments and materials will be smooth in no time!

ironing satin

1) Look at the label

The first step in ironing actually happens before you even start. It involves taking a look at the label and checking the composition of the fabric. The different materials in the garment are listed there in percentages.

Sometimes you have a pure fabric, for example 100% viscose, and sometimes you are dealing with a mixed fabric. In this case there is for example 50% cotton and 50% synthetic.

2) Set the iron

Depending on the fabric you are dealing with, you need to adapt your ironing technique and the temperature of the iron. Satin can be ironed at low temperature, very damp and on the reverse side ("the reverse side" is the inside of the garment). The temperature should not exceed 115 to 140¬įC (2 points).

3) Turn your satin inside out

As mentioned in the paragraph above, turn your garment inside out! This will prevent you from damaging your dress or shirt and the result will always be good.

to iron satin dress

4) Taking care of the Satin when ironing

Contrary to popular belief, satin is not a type of material, but a type of weave. This special weave gives a special shine to the surface of the fabric. However, the fabric fibers used can be cotton, silk or viscose.

Depending on the fabric used, you must adapt the ironing technique. To maintain the special shine of the surface, however, it is best to iron on the reverse side. For high quality silk satin, a low heat level should also be used.

Ironing Silk

Silk is best ironed wet, at low heat and always on the reverse side. This keeps the surface shiny. Seams should not be ironed flat. As silk is quite fragile, it is best to set the iron to the lowest temperature. Do not use the steam function under any circumstances and avoid dampening the fabric again here and there.

If the garment is particularly delicate, such as a silk blouse, it may also be helpful to place a piece of parchment paper or parchment paper on the fabric and iron it.

ironing satin

Ironing Nylon and Polyester

Nylon and polyester are also chemical fibers. Therefore, ironing should also be done at the lowest level. In addition, both materials should be ironed inside out when they are almost dry, otherwise the fibers may stick to each other and leave unsightly shine marks on the surface.

Since polyester wrinkles quite easily, it is best not to fold it, but to hang it in the closet.

The different Satin Clothes to Iron

Let's discover together how to iron different types of satin clothes according to their shape, size or composition.

1) Ironing satin dresses

Before ironing, wipe your satin dress with a damp cloth to avoid mirror effects that give the garment a worn look.

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2) Ironing satin ties

It is best not to iron ties, as this flattens the normally rounded edges and causes the tie to lose its shape and elegance. The best way is to use the steam function on your iron and heat up the tie. This means that the tie is not in contact with the iron.

If you don't have a steam iron: moisten the back of the tie with a little water. Then fill a bottle with hot water and wrap the wet tie around the bottle. Wait a few minutes. Result: the tie should be smooth and wrinkle-free.

3) Iron a pleated satin skirt

Before ironing, secure each pleat to the ironing board using clothespins on the bottom hem of the skirt. As soon as the pleats hold, you can iron the skirt normally.

ironing satin skurt

4) Ironing satin pants

Place an old sheet or kraft paper on the pants to get a perfect fold and to avoid shining effects. For pants without a crease, turn them inside out and then, depending on the material, iron them at a high temperature.

5) Ironing satin table and bed linen

Bed and table linens are generally ironed right side up and lengthwise. Avoid ironing crosswise or diagonally. Bed linen can be folded directly after ironing. Tablecloths, on the other hand, should be laid directly on the table to avoid unsightly fold marks.

6) Ironing satin shirts

Iron shirts while they are still slightly damp. Start with the collar. Then the sleeves, shoulders and finally the rest of the shirt. Flatten any accidental creases with a damp finger and iron again. Don't fold the shirt right away, but hang it on a hanger until it's completely cool.

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satin blouse

Avoid ironing with this tip!

Those who would prefer not to iron at all can save themselves many hours of ironing by drying their clothes in the dryer. In the dryer, clothes wrinkle less. If you fold or hang it up right after drying, i.e. when the clothes are still warm, you can save many hours of ironing.

However, it is to be taken into account that satin is damaged in the long run if it is always in the dryer... It's up to you.

Ironing tip: place aluminum foil under the cover of your ironing board. The foil reflects the heat, so the clothes are ironed on two sides at once. This doesn't save you the ironing itself, but it can cut down on ironing time considerably.

We're done with ironing satin, you're now a master of the craft! Take care of yourself and your clothes. 


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