Different Techniques to Iron on Bean Bags – 6 Methods Explained

When you use bean bags daily, they get dirty. Then you use different techniques to clean its strains and dust. After cleaning your bean bag, it might still appear wrinkles. Then what should you do? Can you iron on the bean bag? Most probably, you do not have the exact answer for that. But I have!

You can iron on a bean bag by using some techniques. These techniques are highly subject to the relevant bean bag because they are prepared with different fabrics and filler types.

To know the most applicable ironing method for your bean bag, read further!

Generally, the bean bags are filled with different kinds of fillers. Most of them are highly sensitive to extreme temperatures. So, do not try to iron bean bags when beans are in. As a safety precaution, first, remove the bean bag fillers.

See what type of fabric is used to prepare your bean bag cover. Then, find the best ironing method here!

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Different Methods to Iron Different Bean Bag Covers

Ironing Cotton Bean Bags

Cotton bean bag covers are washable. But after washing, you can see wrinkles and crumple areas. So, to maintain the bean bag in its original state, people need to follow the proper ironing method.

Most cotton bean bag covers can iron. But, first, read manufacturer guidelines. Most probably, they mention suitable iron settings. Follow them!

However, the below method is applicable to iron most cotton bean bags.

Step 1: Take cotton bean bag cover.

Step 2: Turn inside out the cover and keep it on the ironing board.

You can protect your bean bag cover from color fading or any other unfavorable circumstance by turning inside out.  

Step 3: Plug iron-on electricity and set its settings to cotton.

Every modern iron has an indicator that mentions heat levels as min. and max. On the other hand, they have mentioned suitable fabric that can iron with that heat. So, you have to rotate that wheel to a cotton setting.

Step 4: Do a spot test.

You can do a spot test to ensure that heat will not damage the bean bag cover.

Step 5: Iron your bean bag cover until it wrinkles out.

Here, do not keep iron on the same spot for a long time and gently iron on the surface. Also, you can use steam to remove stiff wrinkles.

Step 6: After you complete one side, iron the other side.

This is an effortless task. You have to spend 10, 15 minutes. But, when you are ironing, do it carefully!

Ironing Linen Bean Bags

Linen is a bit sensitive fabric than cotton. Also, they are washable. But the water and agitation may cause them to shrink and distort. That’s why you need to iron them after wash.

You can iron linen bean bag covers! However, if your bean bag is made with linen, you must follow specific steps to iron on them.

Step 1: At least 5 or 10 minutes before ironing, spray cool water into the linen bean bag cover.

Here, keep your bean bag cover loosely and let the moisture penetrate the linen fibers. The linen covers are impossible to iron unless it dumps. That’s why you should spray water onto it.

Step 2: Set cotton/ linen setting on a steam iron.

 Rather than normal iron, here you should use steam iron filled with water.

Step 3: Turn inside out the cover and place it on the ironing board.

This is a significant step. Because if any circumstance happens, the bean bag cover appearance will damage. By using this method, you can reduce the risk.

Do you ever experience bright spots of fabric after you iron it?

So, pressing the wrong side of linen cloths prevents the bright spots. This mainly happens on covers that are prepared with dark color fabrics.

Step 4: Start ironing on the heavy areas that have seams.

Here, carefully check about how heat act with fabric. If any damage is noticed, reduce the temperature. Moreover, spray water on the cloth while ironing. Some areas need more dampness to give good results.

Step 5: Keep the iron moving smoothly and constantly.

It will help to prevent spot burning and scorching. Always keep in mind, do not keep your iron on the same spot for a long time. It can bring a disaster!

Moreover, gently stretch the corners and edges of the bean bag cover if you want to keep the crisp look in your bean bag cover, spray-on starch or fabric sizing on it while ironing.

Step 6: Do the same for another side.

Step 7: Allow 15 minutes to cool down and add bean bag fillers into the bean bag cover.

Do not put linen cover into the bean bag just after finishing the ironing. Let it relax for a few minutes!

Note: You can use a pressing cloth to buffer the hot iron and linen cover. It also prevents linen fiber flattening and creates bright spots.

If your ironing board has any stain, lay terry cloth on it. It will protect your bean bag cover and give a clean finish.

Ironing Silk Bean Bag Cover

Most silk bean bag covers are washable. But after washing the bean bag, it will not look the same. You can appear some wrinkles there. So, as a solution, you can iron silk bean bag cover under a low heat setting.

Use the below steps to get the best results!

Step 1: Turn the bean bag cover inside out while still damp.

You need a bit of moisture level in the fabric to get the best results. If your bean bag cover is not wet, spray the water lightly to the silk.

Do not use hot steam to dampen the silk cover. It can create spots or marks.

Step 2: Set silk setting or lowest temperature setting.

Step 3: Place press cloth between the silk and iron.

It will help to prevent spots, scorching, or soiling. Here, you can use a clean cotton towel, pillowcase, or handkerchief as a press cloth.

Step 4: Gently move iron-on press cloth.

Here, allow that area to cool before moving iron on the next area. Also, do not move the iron in a back and forth motion. It may cause to stretch and lose its shape.

Moreover, do not remain iron-on same spot for a long time. Indeed, it will melt and burn your bean bag cover.

Step 5: Allow the silk cover to cool entirely and do the same steps for another side.

Please do not remove the silk cover from the ironing board until it gets back to room temperature. It also helps to release remaining wrinkles.

Step 6: Hang on your bean bag cover until it is entirely normal.

After it gets back to room temperature, add bean bag fillers into it.

Ironing Leather Bean Bag Cover

Leather bean bags are not made for ironing. So, do not try to iron them unnecessarily. However, if you feel it needs some ironing, use the below method.   

Pre-step: Before starting the process, make sure to empty the water from the iron because the steam can damage leather fabrics.

Step 1: Firstly, set your iron at the lowest temperature or minimum heat.

Step 2: Place your leather cover on the ironing board.

Step 3: Wrap the leather bean bag cover with a suitable paper or cloth.

Here you can use clean 100% cotton cloth or heavy brown paper. Moreover, you can use a cotton towel too. These materials help to prevent contact with the iron and leather directly.

So, do not use light paper or fabrics. They will not block sufficient heat. Moreover, soft materials can get burned with a heated iron.

Step 4: Move iron on the coved material quickly with a light hand.

Do not move the iron slowly across the leather bean bag cover. It can cause burn and permanently damage your bean bag cover.

Step 5: Do the same process for another side of the bean bag. Then let it cool.

Before adding bean bag fillers, let the bean bag get cool.

Special note: Never put heated iron directly on the leather bean bag. 

So, your success will depend on your patient. So, do these steps with proper care!

Ironing Vinyl Bean Bags

Some people use the hairdryer to iron vinyl bean bag covers. However, there is some incident of bean bag damages. Therefore we don’t recommend that method.

So, here I mentioned some cautionary steps to ensure your vinyl is protected. You should also make sure that iron is not directly in contact with the bean bag.  

Step 1: Set the lowest setting on the iron.

Step 2: Place a wet cloth over the vinyl bean bag cover.

Then the hot iron isn’t directly touching the cover.

Step 3: Iron on bean bag cover.

Vinyl is a very heat-sensitive fabric. Thus, if you do not have enough confidence, get this service from an expert. Otherwise, you may destroy your favorite bean bag cover.

Ironing Suede Bean Bag Cover

Suede fabrics are also not supportive of ironing. Anyhow you can iron them using some tricks. But make sure to align with our guidelines correctly.

Step 1: Cover the iron board using a slightly damp cloth.

You do not need a wet towel. Just lay a slightly damp cloth or towel.

Step 2: Turn the suede cover inside out.

Step 3: Cover the bean bag cover using cotton fabric.

Step 4: Set your iron at medium heat.

Step 5: Place the hot iron on the area you need to iron.

The ironing process of the suede cover is a bit different than other fabrics. Here, you press and lift the hot iron on the wrinkled place. Do not go back and forth on the suede fabric because that will ruin it.

Moreover, do this process with patience. It will determine how successful you are.

Step 6: Remove the bean bag from the ironing board and shake the bean bag cover.

Final Words

In this article, I share my expertise experience in ironing different bean bags. However, you should follow the manufacturing guidelines first. To keep wrinkles out from your favorite seat, follow the proper methods!

Sarah Williams

I’m Sarah Williams. A true fan of Bean Bag Chairs. The story of Bean Bags Expert goes to beginning of 2016. At the mid of 2016, I have planned the web site and bought this domain. Slowly this grew up like a little kid.

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