Blazers are an integral part of many people’s daily outfits. Washing them with the wrong detergent can result in a completely ruined blazer. The following tips for how to wash a blazer by hand will ensure that your favorite blazer remains at it’s finest for many years to come.
Can Blazers Be Machine Washed?
Everyone wants their blazers to last a long time, but there is no need to beat around the bust when trying to wash them. In fact, blazers are very hardy jackets, and washing them in a machine is an efficient and fast method of getting them clean. Still, learning how to wash a blazer by hand is an important skill.
Tips For Machine Washing A Blazer
Before you start, always check the care labels on the garments. Most blazers that are made from polyester are quite easy to wash but wool garments generally require more attention and care. If you’re washing a blazer by hand, make sure to empty all pockets and to wash it at a cooler temperature than normal. This will help stretch out the lifespan of the blazer by reducing it’s exposure to stress. As a bonus, the blazer will be left with more vibrant coloration. You will want to make sure that you use a high-quality delicate fabric wash for your blazers.
Certain blazers can be machine dried, but just like with washing, check the care label first. If you can, it’s best to air dry whenever possible so as to prevent shrinking the material. If the blazer is made from wool, you should definitely wash it by hand, and then air dry.
Can Blazers Be Ironed?
Since washing machines can wrinkle up a blazer quite a bit, you’ll want to know how to iron one properly. Always check the care label on a blazer before ironing just to make sure that it can indeed be ironed.
How To Properly Iron a Blazer
It is best to use a cool-warm or cool setting if your iron has those settings. High heat may damage a blazer so if your iron only has one high setting, you may want to look into getting a different one with lower heat options. If the blazer contains embroidered work, make sure to turn the blazer inside-out. To eliminate the typical iron shimmer that often appears post-ironing, you might want to consider placing a clean cloth between the iron and the blazer while ironing. You can really use whatever technique you fancy, though the majority of people do prefer beginning at the shoulders and gradually moving along the sleeves, and finally the body. After you’re done, hang up your blazer to avoid creasing.
Luckily, you really don’t need to wash blazers too often. Actually, since they rarely make direct contact with skin, they only need to be washed after getting dirty or stained.