How to Get Rid of Wrinkles on an NFL Jersey

by Elyse James ; Updated September 28, 2017

Never put your jersey in the dryer unless it is on very low heat.

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For an avid football fan, having an authentic football jersey of a favorite team is a must -- diehard fans often wear jerseys on game day, or out to special sporting events. If you have an NFL jersey that has been in storage for some time, chances are it has developed wrinkles. The best way to remove wrinkles from an NFL jersey is to give it a complete wash and then hang it to air dry. Washing the jersey will remove any unwanted wrinkles right away, and leave your jersey smelling fresh.

Turn your jersey inside out and toss it in the washing machine. If your jersey has never been washed before, wash it alone to prevent any dyes from leaking onto the other clothes.

Program the washing machine's cold setting and set the washer to a gentle wash cycle. Turn on the machine and let it do its job -- the water will instantly remove any wrinkles in the fabric.

Pull the washed jersey out of the washer and hang it outside to dry. If you don’t have a clothesline, hang it over your shower curtain rod -- just make sure it’s flat, so it doesn’t get more wrinkles. When the jersey dries, it will be fresh and ready for the big game.

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About the Author

Elyse James began writing professionally in 2006 after deciding to pursue a career in journalism. She has written for "The Algonquin Times" as a general assignment reporter and published blogs and articles on Webcitybeat. James holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Ottawa.