Can You Iron Jute Fabric?

You’ve put in the effort to make your burlap pillow covers, and now you’re ready to show them off. But then you notice that they look a little wrinkled…maybe even worse than before they went into their covers. 

You’re left wondering what happened and if there’s anything that can be done about it. Well, great news. There is! We’ll walk through how to iron jute fabric so you can have beautiful pillows again in no time.

Jute is one of the most durable fabrics available today, but it’s also known for being exceptionally hard to iron due to its coarse texture and rough fibres. You’ll find many tutorials online claiming that you can easily iron this material by sprinkling water on top of it first; however, these videos often neglect to mention what kind of ironing board cover they are using (if any).

In addition to being difficult at best, this method could lead to damage over time if done incorrectly or too frequently and let’s be honest: who wants their clothes smelling like wet dogs?

How Can Jute Fabric Be Ironed?

Jute fabric is a natural fibre, which means it will fray easily. To prevent this, you should iron jute fabric on the wrong side of the cloth with a press cloth in place. Ironing jute fabrics on high heat can cause them to melt, so use a low setting instead.

Using steam while ironing your jute fabric will help flatten out any wrinkles or creases that may have formed during storage or shipping. A dampened cloth works best for this purpose because it won’t leave streaks behind when used to press down on stubborn wrinkles in your garment

How Do You Maintain Jute Fabric?

To maintain jute fabric, you should wash it before you use it. If possible, wash it in cold water and allow it to air dry. Ironing jute requires care and attention because of the way the fabric is woven. You want to avoid pressing down on the grain lines and weaves too hard or those areas will be easily damaged by your iron. To iron jute:

  • Wash the fabric in cold water before washing (if you’re going straight from your wardrobe into a hot washer). This helps reduce the shrinking that occurs during heat exposure.
  • Dry iron on low heat with steam only if needed; otherwise use a press cloth over the top of ironed material to prevent burning holes in certain areas like along edges where there are no other layers protecting them from getting sung by hot steam or metal surfaces.
  • Ironing should always be done with care so as not to damage this type of material; however, if done properly then results are quite pleasing.

Can You Put Jute In The Dryer?

While ironing is the best way to maintain the look of your jute fabric, it’s important not to put it in the dryer. If you do, you’ll shrink or damage your jute.

Jute is a natural fibre that shrinks when exposed to heat. So if you put your jute rug in the dryer while trying to wash it, you’ll end up with a much smaller rug than what you started with. The same goes for curtains made out of natural fibres like cotton and linen: they’re prone to shrinking when exposed to hot air and high temperatures.

Can You Make a Burlap Tablecloth Oron?

Burlap is a coarse fabric made from the fibres of hemp, jute or flax. The loose, open weave allows for air to pass through it easily, creating a breathable material that works well in warm weather. It’s also an attractive option for many decorative uses because of its natural rustic look and feel.

If you’re thinking about purchasing burlap to make a tablecloth or other item, you’ll need to know how to care for the fabric if you want it to last as long as possible. This includes knowing how to iron burlap so that it retains its original shape and texture while keeping your dining room table protected from spills and stains over time.

Can I Steam Jute?

  • Jute is a natural fibre, so it’s very durable.
  • It’s also strong, so you can use it to make bags and clothes that will hold up over time.
  • If you’re looking to get into the world of upholstery, jute is a good fabric choice because it won’t wrinkle easily when they’re folded or moved around in storage.
  • With its large size and color selection, jute is also a great material for making rugs and other floor coverings.

What Is The Best Way To Remove Wrinkles From Burlap Fabric?

If you’re a DIYer and your burlap fabric is wrinkled, here are some methods that may help.

  • Use a steamer. First, turn the garment inside out and use the steam function on your clothes steamer to remove wrinkles. Repeat as necessary until you’ve reached your desired level of smoothness.
  • Iron on the wrong side of the fabric. If you have access to an ironing board (which is not included with our jute rug), place it on top of a flat surface such as an old sheet or blanket before placing your item onto it so that no damage occurs while pressing down. Ironing downwards helps eliminate creases from cotton fabrics like jute—it also reduces static cling and wrinkles by breaking up water molecules within fibres themselves. Just be careful not to get too hot when working with delicate materials like this one–you don’t want some accidental scorching going down either.

Can I Steam Burlap?

You can use a steamer to steam your burlap tablecloth, but not all fabrics will tolerate the heat. The easiest way to tell if your fabric is safe-to-steam is by feeling it. If you hold the fabric up to your cheek and it feels warm, don’t risk using an iron.

If you’re still unsure, check with the manufacturer of your steamer. If they say yes, follow these instructions:

  • Preheat your steamer for 2 minutes at medium heat.
  • Set aside any delicate items that could be damaged by steam before starting; place them on top of a towel or in another room far from where you’ll be working so as not to accidentally damage them while you’re trying to get those wrinkles out.


It’s not easy to find good information on how to care for jute fabric. It’s quite a durable material, but you do need to keep it clean and free of lint.

You also want to avoid putting too much pressure on the fibres so they don’t break or tear while ironing. We hope our tips have helped learn how best to handle your burlap tablecloth.