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How to Remove Wrinkles From Polyester Satin

by Lisa S. Kramer

Polyester satin is a fabric made from a blend of polyester and satin fabrics and is used to make a variety of garments, particularly women's evening dresses and bridal gowns. While polyester satin tends to wrinkle less than fabrics made out of 100 percent satin, polyester satin can still wrinkle, especially when it it is stored in a folded position. Since using an iron on polyester-satin blended fabrics can cause the fabric to melt and stick to the iron, the safest way to remove wrinkles from polyester satin is to use a clothing steamer.

Review the instructions for your household clothing steamer. Most household clothing steamers work the same way and the instructions described below should be applicable to most household clothing steamers.

Fill the steamer's tank with cold water. Plug the steamer into an electrical outlet and then turn the steamer on. Wait for the steamer to completely heat up and for steam to form.

Use a hanger to hang your garment from a shower curtain rod or from the top of a door. Hanging the garment on a shower curtain rod is preferable as it will give you easy access to all sides of the garment.

Hold the steam nozzle with the steam jets facing away from your body.

Hold the steam nozzle a few inches away from the garment. Slowly move the steam nozzle over the garment, starting at the bottom of the garment and then making your way up to the top of the garment. Do not hold the steam nozzle over one specific place on the garment for more than a few seconds. Too much steam can damage the garment.

Items you will need
  • Water
  • Clothing steamer
  • Shower curtain rod

Tip

  • If you don't have a garment steamer, try hanging up your wrinkled garment in the bathroom with the door closed while running a hot shower. The steam from the shower may help to reduce the wrinkles in your polyester satin garment.

Warning

  • Steam burns can be painful and dangerous. Pay close attention when using your household steamer with your garment to avoid burning your hands or body.

About the Author

Lisa S. Kramer is a licensed attorney practicing civil litigation and estates and trusts law in southern Florida. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude. Kramer earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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