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Can You Iron a Graduation Gown? (Answered in Details)

Graduation day is one of the most important days in our life. It is a day you get paid for your hard work, so it is simply a fantastic feeling. Since it is a special day, you also want to look good in your graduation gown. But what if your graduation gown is full of wrinkles?

Since you are in this article, it means that you are facing this issue, and you want to know whether you can iron your graduation gown or not. Keep reading the article and find out the answer then.

Key Takeaways

  • I can hear many of you asking whether you can iron your graduation gown or not since it may have some wrinkles on it, which will bother your eye.
  • Yes, you can iron your graduation gown, but you should also know how to iron it correctly.
  • Always set your iron at the lowest level and use a dump towel for ironing a graduation gown; otherwise, you may damage it.
  • If ironing is too dull for you, then you can also try some alternative methods such as steaming and using vinegar mix. 

Can You Iron a Graduation Gown?

Yes, you can iron your graduation gown. A straightforward and understandable answer, right? But as we already know, graduation gowns are generally made of polyester, which means that ironing your graduation gown will not be as simple as the answer is.

You should know the proper way of ironing a graduation gown in order not to damage it. So, let’s see how we should iron a graduation gown, then.

How To Iron Graduation Gown?

As I have already mentioned, graduation gowns are mostly made of polyester, a synthetic fabric that may catch fire easily. Due to this fact, we should be cautious while ironing our graduation gowns since we don’t want to go to our graduation ceremony without a gown. In this section, I will explain how to iron a graduation gown properly and what you need to iron it.

Besides the iron and a graduation gown, to iron it, you will need a towel as well. The first thing you have to do is set the temperature of your iron at the lowest level; some irons have special settings for polyester or nylon as well. If your iron doesn’t have that setting, just set it at the lowest level.

Next, you should spray the towel until it becomes dump, then place the towel on the gown and start ironing carefully and slowly. We put on a towel because we should avoid the direct heat from the graduation gown.

This is the best way you can iron your graduation gown safely. I think that this was a simple explanation.

Different Methods to Get the Wrinkles Out of a Graduation Gown

If you thing that ironing your graduation gown is too hard, and it looks complicated to you, there are some alternative ways how you can get the wrinkles out of a graduation gown.

Use Steaming on Graduation Gown

If you see wrinkles on your graduation gown but don’t want to iron them, steaming them is the best and easiest way to get wrinkles out of it. There is nothing much you have to do, to be honest, and all you need is a hand steamer.

Before starting steaming, hang your graduation gown on a hanger for a while; the wrinkles will get softer. Then you can take your steamer and start steaming the graduation gown, but there is a thing I want to point out, make sure that you do not put the steamer too close to the graduation gown since it may burn your gown.

If you don’t have a hand steamer, no worries; there is no need to buy one since there is also an alternative steaming way. You can use your bathroom, specifically said your shower. Hang your graduation gown near the shower and let the hot water flow. Doing so will allow you to steam your graduation gown without using a hand steamer.


Treating the Gown with Vinegar Spray

There are specifically made sprays for wrinkle release, but if you don’t have one in your house, you can create one. All you need is vinegar, water, and a spray bottle. You will get a wrinkle-release spray by mixing vinegar and water, but let me explain how you should mix these two.

Add two tablespoons of vinegar and one cup of distilled water to a spray bottle, then shake the mixture for one minute or two until they blend perfectly. The mix is ready, and now you can spray your graduation gown and see the excellent results that this mixture will provide.

Final Words

Special days need special preparation, so there is no more special day than graduation; I mean for those for who school means everything, and I am one of those. Graduation means the end of an era and the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Due to this, also your graduation gown is a unique garment for you, so you want to look great in it.

In this article, I have tried to explain how you should iron your graduation gown and some alternative ways to get the wrinkles out of it. As you can see, ironing is not the only option, and this is a piece of happy news for those who hate ironing.

I hope you will like this article; it will be a great guide to ironing your graduation gown.

Have a nice day!

Further Reading

Don’t you think that after graduation everything is done, because at that point is just the start of everything. And the end of this article doesn’t mark the end of your reading time, because you can always continue reading.

Next up, you can read an article on the ability of a tailor to make a shirt bigger, and find out if the tailor is able to do such a thing. Furthermore, you can read more about the types of leather stitches. And lastly, you can read an article about polyester and find out if polyester shrinks.