How to Iron a Tie: De-wrinkling a Tie

Ironing a tie is simple and easy compared to other clothes but requires more care. Mostly, a tie is made of delicate fabric like silk or polyester. It’s an easy task for those who know ironing.

Should You Use an Iron or Steamer to Unwrinkled a Tie: Which is More Better

Either using an iron or steamer both have the same function. The only difference is the way out.  The iron has a hot soleplate and pressure used for de-wrinkling a tie. Whereas the steamer produces heat with steam loosens the fabric, and helps to remove wrinkles.

According to our opinion steaming is better for removing creases as there are significantly less to no, chances of damaging a cloth. However, ironing may shrink sensitive clothes if not handled with care. But it mostly depends on the fabric. Both iron and steamer are useful in de-wrinkling creases, but you have to know the right way to use them for the best results.

Step-by-Step Guide to Iron a Tie

ironing a tie

So, following the instructions and with the right care you can remove the creases from the tie.

  • The foremost important step you should follow while ironing a tie is to use a wet cotton cloth or iron protective sheet. So, direct contact with iron cannot damage the tie fabric or discoloration may cause.
  • Always keep the temperature low when you want to iron a tie, you may increase it if needed to remove any stubborn crease. If the tie has a label read the precautions on that also.
  • If the fabric used for the tie is wool, cotton, or linen you can increase the temperature up to 170*C, but if delicate fabrics like polyester and silk are used, you can increase the temperature up to 140*C.
  • Start from the edges gently put pressure and move the iron over the cloth. Do not keep the iron in one place. Once the creases are removed from one side, flip it to the other side and iron on that.

When you iron a tie wait till the tie cools down then store it or use it.  

How to Steam a Tie

  • Steaming a tie is a more simple and carefree task than ironing. Only keep cautious of the most important step is to avoid direct contact of tie with the steamer.
  • When the steamer is heated up and starts producing steam keep the steamer 4 inches away from the ties and move in the opposite direction of the crease.

Way Out to Keep Ties Wrinkle-Free

However, we have much-advanced technology like steamers, irons, steam generators, and steam presses, ironing tools but still, it is better not to use them to iron a tie as they affect the fabric with time. So, we put down some great tips and tools to keep the tie. So, it remains wrinkle-free. 

Undo the Tie Knot:

When you are done wearing a tie keep it undoing the tie knot. Leaving any fabric in a curled position left stubborn creases. This helps to prevent permanent creases.

Wrap around any Circular Item or Wrap around the Hand: 

tie box organizer
Tie Box Organizer
socks and tie drawer organizer

When you keep the tie it’s better to roll the tie in a circular position or wrap it around the hand. Moreover, place it on a flat surface like a tie box organizer or a drawer.  Make sure, the tie does not wrap too tight and it remains wrinkle-free even for too long if keep in one place.

Hang them up:

horizontal Tie hanger organizer
Tie hanger organizer

Moreover, if you don’t have space in the drawer or don’t want to keep it in the form of rolling. The best alternative is to hang them up. But not on the regular clothing hanger. As it easily slip-off and fell.

Instead, there are special tie hangers and organizers in the market, that are designed to keep the tie organized and laid untied and flat.