How to Iron Leather

How to Iron Leather 


Yes! You can iron leather - it's a bit like using hair straighteners on your hair, makes it all flat, kink free and shiny. Here's the one tip you need

Our silk organza pressing cloth is see-through for easy alignment, smooth so that the iron doesn't catch on the leather and helps to protect the leather from shine and pressure point marks etc. You could use a silk scarf, but having a see-through pressing cloth makes life so much easier.

To iron the leather make sure you use a NON-STEAM iron - we don't want a single drop of steam to get onto our lovely leather. Steam makes leather shrink and go hard a bit like metal - and you don't want metal pants when you were expecting glove leather. So we keep a separate run of the mill, bog standard iron that we never put water into in the first place for all our ironing - part of the tailoring process here at the Lux studio.

Heat the iron up to high and then start pressing through the cloth, keeping moving like you would anything else, so you don't scorch or burn the leather underneath.

And that's it! Job done! Give yourself a High Five for being brilliant!