Get Wrinkles out of Silk Sheets

silk sheetsAfter having a couple of washes, we often find silk sheets will have fewer wrinkles and don’t generally require ironing, assuming you remove the sheets from the dryer quickly and put them away. Still, if you do want to get out some stubborn wrinkles, you can iron silk. Here are a couple of quick tips to keep in mind when ironing your silk sheets.

First, use a lower heat setting. You don’t want to be ironing your mulberry silk sheets at the same setting as your cotton sheets. Choose a setting on the low side (most irons have a silk setting) and then slowly increase the heat if needed. Second, keep the iron moving: Never keep the iron in the same place long. Move quickly over the silk. Third, iron from the back of the sheet: Always iron your sheets from the backside of the silk (the side with the matte finish). This will reduce the chance of damaging the silk.

With a little patience and caution, it is possible to iron silk sheets for a clean result. As always, try out these techniques on your silk bedding in a small section first before proceeding.