How to Iron a Graduation Gown

As a graduate prepares for her big commencement day, many details will fill the schedule. Do not overlook one seemingly small detail by forgetting that your graduation gown may have unsightly wrinkles. Because of the packaging, when you remove your graduation gown from the plastic, it likely has fold wrinkles in the fabric of the gown. Iron a graduation gown carefully to avoid scorching the fabric.

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Iron a graduation gown carefully to remove wrinkles.

Step 1

Set the iron to a low heat with steam and allow it to heat up.

Step 2

Place the graduation gown over the ironing board and smooth the gown fabric on the board.

Step 3

Place the towel over the fabric of the gown.

Step 4

Iron the gown over the towel. Keep the iron moving at all times when it is on the towel to prevent the possibility of scorching the fabric.

Step 5

Readjust the gown fabric when you finish ironing one area. Replace the towel over the gown, and iron again in the same fashion.

Step 6

Focus your ironing efforts especially on the horizontal creases from the fold lines. These creases are often high across the chest and lower across the pelvis area. Place the towel over these areas and make sure you carefully iron these areas to remove the horizontal creases.

Step 7

Continue ironing the gown in small sections until you finish ironing the entire gown.

Step 8

Hang the gown on a hanger immediately when you finish ironing it.