How to Iron Jeans: 5 Steps!

Learn the proper way to iron your jeans using our step-by-step instructional guide.

How to Iron Jeans

Denim

Turn the iron on to the highest heat setting and fill the water tank. Lay the jeans flat on the ironing board with the fly button and zipper undone. Turn the pockets inside out and start by hand pressing the pocket areas. Put the ironing board into the waistband of the jeans and press the wrinkles on the waistband. Line up the seams of the legs and run the iron down the thigh, knee, and calf areas of the jeans to finish.

This is How to Iron Jeans: 5 Steps!

Jeans can be more difficult to iron than other garments because denim is a thick fabric that holds wrinkles well. 

Pressing the wrinkles out of your jeans is easy and can be done quickly at home. All you need is a good iron with a tank full of water, as well as an ironing board or other flat surface. 

If you don’t want to iron your jeans too frequently, make sure to learn how to fold and hang them so that you avoid creating wrinkles in the first place.

Continue reading and review the instructions below to learn how to iron jeans. 

How to Iron Jeans

Carefully follow the steps outlined below to learn how to properly iron jeans at home

1. Prepare the Iron

Turn the iron on to a high heat level and activate the steam function. Pressing denim requires a high level of heat as well as steam, since denim is thick and holds wrinkles well.

Make sure the iron’s water tank is filled with fresh clean water and leave it sitting on the ironing board to heat up.

2. Start with the Pockets

The most annoying part of the jeans to iron is the pocket area. Lay your jeans flat and evenly on the ironing board, and turn the pockets inside out, so that they are on the outside of the pants. 

Use the iron to press the wrinkles out of the pocket areas, and then tuck the pockets back inside once finished. 

3. Press the Waistband

Lay the waistband of the jeans flat on the ironing board, or place the end of the ironing board inside the jeans. I prefer to place the ironing board inside the jeans, as this will help the waistband to sit more flat and smoothly. 

Firmly press the iron down on the waistband, and press for 2 to 4 seconds in order to remove wrinkles. 

4. Line Up the Seams

One by one line up the seams (inseam / outseam) on the legs of your jeans. Make sure your jeans are even and that the seams are perfectly matched. 

Slide the iron up and down the leg of the denim jeans to remove wrinkles on the thigh, knee, and calf areas.

Continue until the legs of your jeans are completely wrinkle free

5. Flip the Jeans Over

Once you are finished on the front side of the jeans, check to see if you need to iron the backside as well. 

The butt area, the area behind the knee, and the bottom hem of the jeans are all wrinkle prone areas on the back of your jeans

To iron the backside of your jeans simply repeat the steps above. 

How to Iron Jeans Tips

Use these tips to iron jeans the best way possible.

  • Use a spray bottle to add moisture to areas with deep creases and wrinkles.
  • If you would like to protect the outer surface of your jeans, turn the jeans inside out and iron from the backside.
  • Leave the button and fly zipper of your jeans open when ironing.
  • Use as much steam as possible when ironing your jeans.

How to Iron Jeans FAQ

Ironing jeans is the best way to get wrinkles out. Use the iron on the highest heat setting and fill the water tank so that you are able to use the steam function to flatten your jeans.  

Jeans should be ironed on the highest heat setting. If you iron has a denim setting, use that. 

Yes, denim jeans can be ironed. Use the highest heat setting on the iron, as well as the steam function, to best get wrinkles out of denim jeans. 

Use the highest heat setting as well as the steam function on the iron to get wrinkles out of jeans. Take your time to carefully press the pocket and waistband area, before moving down the leg towards the ankle hem.

Tall Paul
Tall Paul
I am 6'7 (203cm) / 235lb (106 kg) model and ex-athlete. Since I was a teen I had trouble finding clothes. I was too tall for off the rack and was too lean for Big & Tall.

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