To soften a leather jacket, dampen a clean soft cloth with a mild liquid soap solution, and rub the jacket one section at a time. Make sure the jacket is completely dry before conditioning the surface of the material.Continue Reading
Place the jacket on a clothes hanger, and hang it in a doorway. Ensure there is good lighting, but keep the jacket away from direct sunlight.
Create soapy mixture by putting a teaspoon of liquid soap into a gallon of cold water. Use an unscented dish soap or a mild baby wash. Wet a soft clean cloth, and wring out excess water so that the cloth is not too damp. Do not saturate the leather. Clean the jacket one section at a time by rubbing each section with the damp cloth and drying the leather with dry, clean cloths.
Ensure the jacket is completely dry. Using a leather conditioner, and carefully following application directions, apply conditioner to the leather jacket one section at a time. Allow the jacket to dry away from direct sunlight, and check the leather softness. A second application of leather conditioner can be used to soften the material further if required.
There are several ways a person can fix a squeaky leather jacket, including using oils on it and roughing it up with steel wool. There are leather oils on the market designed to help break the leather in, too.Full Answer >
Hanging a jacket in the bathroom during a shower, ironing and blow-drying removes wrinkles and creases from leather coats. Avoid storing a leather jacket in an airtight container to prevent wrinkles.Full Answer >
A puttee is a type of legging that is made from irregularly-shaped strips of leather or cloth. It is wrapped on the lower leg in a spiral fashion. In lieu of spiral wrapping, it can also be attached by straps or laces.Full Answer >
To remove mold from a leather jacket, begin by allowing the jacket to dry away from humidity, then wipe away mold using a damp cloth, allow the leather to dry again, and cleanse it with a mild baby soap. To prevent future mold, care for the jacket properly.Full Answer >