My brand new Wrangler blue jeans came out of the washer and dryer with horrible wrinkles. I have ironed them, but am not prepared to do that each time they're washed, and besides, the wrinkles are still there! Fabric softener will not make any difference. These are deep, deep wrinkles. Could they be defective and shall I return them?
By Jeanne from Billings, MT
When I dry any clothes I only put them in the dryer until the wrinkles are out and I take them out wet and hang them on hangers until they are dry. I haven't ironed anything for about 20 years.
Try washing & drying them again. Wash in a load that gives items room to agitate. Before putting them in the dryer, stretch & shape them to get the wrinkles out. Tumble dry with a few tennis balls. Dry for 10 minutes, then check them to see if they need to be stretched/shaped again. Take them out when they are partially dry, clip them to a trouser/skirt hanger and let them finish air drying.
Make sure the washer & dryer are not overstuffed with other clothes as that contributes to wrinkling.
After washing, I always straighten the jeans out as best as I can and then set them in the dryer that way. I have found that really helps eliminate if not minimize the wrinkles.
I am in agreement with most of the others. Leave them in the dryer long enough to get the wrinkles out, but take them out while still damp and hang on a pants hanger. Be sure the seams match and finger press to remove wrinkles. If they are too stiff after air drying throw them in the dryer for about 10 minutes with the tennis balls or a damp item as a t-shirt or hand towel and take out immediately. Do not leave them in the dryer.
Often it is a sign your washer was overstuffed, and your dryer too hot.
Along with the other suggestions, you might try spraying them with Downy Wrinkle Release after you take them out of the dryer. Just be sure to follow the directions about smoothing the item after spraying. You may have to do it more than once.
Return them! if you didn't take them out of the dryer and toss 'em in a corner or drawer. I never iron Levis or jeans, I just take them out of the dryer, lay them on a flat surface and 'wipe the wrinkles' out of them and then fold them without s'mushing them. Leave the folds 'rounded'. Then hang them in the closet on a pants hanger.
My husband used to be a fanatic about creases in his jeans. His trick was to fold them with creases before he put them into the dryer. Once they were mostly dry he made sure the creases were how he wanted them and put them on a pants hanger. Good luck.
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Anytime I put my boyfriend's jeans in the dryer, no matter how small the load, the jeans always come out of the dryer horribly wrinkled. I have tried taking the jeans out and folding them slightly and putting them back in, but the wrinkles are still there. I have tried everything, the only thing that works is putting the jeans in the dryer alone, but I don't want to use the extra electric for 5 pairs of jeans. Help!
By catielady09 from OH
You could also take them once to a dry cleaner, and have them heavy starched, it will last a long time then when you wash them at home. The cost may seem high initially, but not be as much as you are doing now, drying more in the dryer. (05/22/2009)