How to Fix Wrinkled Suede Leather

Suede and leather can wrinkle.

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Suede and leather, despite their different appearance and finish, are similar materials. In fact, nubuck is a combination of the two. Suede and leather are used to make a number of items including clothing, shoes and furniture. Nubuck is created from the smooth grain of leather by buffing the fabric until it is smoother than even suede. And because of this individual nature, you must implement specific practices when caring for nubuck, including wrinkle removal. Using the wrong product on nubuck ruins it.

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Try to remove the wrinkles from your suede leather garment manually. Pull an item out of the closet or a suitcase and run the material between your hands.


Place the nubuck item on an ironing board and cover it with a damp cloth. The key here is to make sure the cloth is only damp, not too wet or too dry, both of which will cause the iron to damage the nubuck.


Press the iron into the damp cloth to remove the wrinkles from the nubuck. The iron must be between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the lowest temperature setting when ironing.


Keep the iron in constant motion to avoid overheating any area of the nubuck; never use the steam option when ironing nubuck.

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