How to Remove a Crease in a Silk Scarf

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Silk scarves add a dash of elegance to casual outfits as well as formal ensembles. Unlike cotton or synthetic fabrics, delicate silk requires a bit of special care to keep it looking its best. If you've folded your scarf for storage or packed it in a bag for travel, it may have developed some wrinkles or few creases. These creases aren't permanent, and you can get rid of them by ironing the scarf.

Step 1

Fill a spray bottle with lukewarm water. Mist the scarf until it's damp.

Step 2

Lay the scarf flat on an ironing board with the reverse side facing up.

Step 3

Cover the scarf with a thin fabric, such as another scarf or a handkerchief. This prevents the iron from damaging the silk.

Step 4

Turn on your iron and select the silk setting. If your iron doesn't have a silk setting, adjust the temperature to the medium-high setting.

Step 5

Press the hot iron against the scarf, using the cloth you draped over it as a buffer. Run the iron from the bottom of the scarf to the top several times. Avoid ironing the curled edges of the scarf.

Step 6

Lift the cloth and check the scarf for creases. If any remain, put the cloth back and iron over the scarf again.

Step 7

Lay the scarf flat on a towel to dry if it's still damp. Don't put the scarf in the clothes dryer.