Your newly purchased leather purse may be beautiful, but if it comes flat or folded in a box, it may have a few unwanted creases and wrinkles. Leather is not the easiest material from which to remove wrinkles. For example, the sensitive material can be ruined by direct, intense heat usually used to get rid of wrinkles in most fabrics. However, with a few safeguards, you can easily use a low amount of heat on your leather purse to remove those unsightly wrinkles.
Place the leather purse in the dryer on the lowest heat setting for one minute. A quick run through the dryer on a very low heat will help to reduce the wrinkles significantly.
Bring the leather purse in the bathroom with you when you take a shower. Shut the door and allow the hot water to steam up the bathroom. The steam will relax the wrinkles on your purse.
Use an iron on a very low setting. You can use an iron to remove the wrinkles if you place a cotton cloth or shirt between the iron and the leather. Turn the iron to a low setting such as for rayon, and lightly glide the iron on the cotton fabric over the leather purse. Do not keep the iron in one spot for more than a moment.
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