How to Iron a Suit Jacket: 14 Steps
A well-ironed suit jacket is essential for making a good impression at formal events, business meetings, and other important occasions. Follow these 14 steps to learn how to iron a suit jacket properly and keep it looking fresh and wrinkle-free.
1. Gather your supplies: You will need an iron, an ironing board, a press cloth, spray bottle with water, and your suit jacket.
2. Set up your ironing board: Place the ironing board in a comfortable and well-lit workspace.
3. Heat the iron: Preheat your iron on the ‘wool’ setting or according to the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific jacket material. Make sure there is no water in the iron if it’s not designed for steam.
4. Prepare the suit jacket: Remove any items from the pockets, then turn the jacket inside out.
5. Lay out the jacket: Position your suit jacket on the ironing board with one panel lying flat, while ensuring that there are no creases or folds beneath it.
6. Apply a press cloth: Using a clean press cloth (such as a cotton pillowcase) between the iron and the suit jacket will protect the fabric from scorch marks or shiny spots.
7. Gently dampen the fabric: Use a spray bottle to lightly mist water evenly across the area you intend to iron first.
8. Begin ironing: Slowly glide the iron over the press cloth covering your suit jacket, applying slight pressure as needed. Move in long straight strokes from top to bottom, following the grain of the fabric.
9. Iron lapels and collar: Repeat steps 6-8 for each part of your suit jacket – including lapels and collar – being cautious around any decorative buttons or trimmings.
10. Iron pocket flaps: If your suit jacket has pocket flaps, repeat steps 6-8 to iron these separately.
11. Iron the back of the suit jacket: Carefully reposition the jacket on the ironing board to lay the back panel flat and iron following the same process as earlier.
12. Iron sleeves: Starting with one sleeve, position it flat on the ironing board, ensuring that there are no folds or wrinkles underneath. Use a sleeve attachment for your ironing board if available. Repeat steps 6-8 for both sleeves.
13. Inspect and repeat as necessary: After ironing each part of your suit jacket, check for remainingwrinkles. Repeat steps 6-8 on any areas that need further attention.
14. Hang your suit jacket properly: Once you have finished the process, gently turn your suit jacket right side out and place it on a hanger with rounded edges..
By following these 14 steps, you’ll be able to present yourself impeccably with a well-ironed suit jacket that’s ready for any occasion.