Folding a leather jacket properly helps maintain its shape and prevent creases or wrinkles. Here’s how to fold a leather jacket:
Materials You’ll Need:
- Leather jacket
- A flat, clean surface
Steps to Fold a Leather Jacket:
- Prepare Your Workspace:
- Find a clean and flat surface to work on. A table or bed works well for this purpose.
- Button or Zip Up the Jacket:
- Before folding, ensure that all buttons, zippers, and closures on the jacket are fastened. This helps the jacket maintain its shape during folding and storage.
- Lay the Jacket Flat:
- Lay the leather jacket flat on the surface with the front side (the side with buttons or zippers) facing up. Smooth out any wrinkles or folds in the leather.
- Straighten the Sleeves:
- Carefully straighten the sleeves of the jacket, ensuring they are flat and not twisted or bunched up.
- Fold the Jacket in Half:
- Fold the jacket in half vertically, bringing the right side over the left side. This means the right shoulder should align with the left shoulder. This creates a “V” shape with the collar at the top and the hem at the bottom.
- Fold the Jacket in Half Again:
- If the jacket is still too long to store or pack, you can fold it in half once more. Bring the bottom hem up towards the collar, creating a smaller rectangle.
- Place in a Storage Bag or Hang:
- To protect the leather from dust and maintain its shape, consider placing the folded jacket in a breathable garment bag or cover. Alternatively, you can hang the jacket on a padded or wide-shoulder hanger to help it maintain its shape.
- Avoid folding the jacket along the same lines repeatedly, as this can lead to permanent creases in the leather.
- If you need to store the leather jacket for an extended period, avoid hanging it on a wire hanger, as it can cause the shoulders to lose their shape.
- Keep your leather jacket away from direct sunlight, extreme heat, and humidity, as these conditions can damage the leather.
Properly folding and storing your leather jacket helps maintain its quality and appearance over time. When you’re ready to wear it again, give it a gentle shake to help it regain its shape, and it should be ready to go.