Q:

How do you iron a graduation gown?

A:

Quick Answer

Remove wrinkles from a graduation gown by ironing using a cool iron and a pressing cloth. Hang the gown for storage until the ceremony. Ironing the gown takes just a few minutes using an ironing board, iron and white cotton press cloth.

Know More
How do you iron a graduation gown?
Credit: Moment Mobile ED Moment Mobile Getty Images

Full Answer

  1. Remove gown from package

    Take the gown out of its shipping package, and hang it on a wooden hanger. Giving the fabric room allows many of the wrinkles to relax naturally. Do not use a wire hanger, which could snag the gown.

  2. Iron the gown

    Set up the ironing board. Set the iron to a low or polyester setting. Spread the gown over the ironing board. Wet the press cloth with water and squeeze any excess water out. Do not turn the iron to steam, but let the press cloth supply moisture. Lay the cloth flat on the gown, and press with the warm iron. Keep the iron moving constantly to prevent melting the gown. Move the press cloth and iron again until the process is complete. Rewet the press cloth as necessary to prevent it from becoming too dry.

  3. Hang the gown

    Once ironing is complete, hang the gown again. Store it in a dust free closet, and allow it to hang freely. Avoid crowding with other clothes, which can cause wrinkles.

Learn More

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you clean fabrics?

    A:

    The proper way to clean fabrics depends on the fibers from which they are made, any pre-treatments by the manufacturer and the potential for color bleed. The best way to clean many fabrics is in the washing machine, but other fabrics require the special techniques used by professional cleaners.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Will towels get a burnt smell from being in the dryer too long?

    A:

    Unless a clothes dryer is malfunctioning, towels generally do not develop a burnt smell from being dried too long. Clothing that smells burnt after drying is usually a result of the dryer's temperature setting being incorrect.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you acid wash clothing?

    A:

    Making acid-washed clothing requires rubber gloves, laundry bleach, a spray bottle, pumice stones and sodium bisulfate. Using bleach-soaked pumice stones creates a worn look, while using a bleach spray creates a faded look.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do washing symbols on clothes mean?

    A:

    The care symbols on clothes labels provide shorthand instructions for washing, bleaching, drying and dry cleaning the clothes. Clothing manufacturers attach the labels to indicate the best way to clean the item.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore