Can you hand wash velvet that is "dry clean only"? Has anyone ever tried? I don't have a lot to lose as this is a runner that was on sale.
I have before. Of course I wash MOST things that are "dry clean only." Just make sure after wards, you use a soft cloth, like a washcloth and "brush" it!
I don't think I would wash velvet, but I have steamed it and then brushed with a clothes brush. Hope this helps
Here's a good tip from Pioneer Thinking: "Brush good, then hang in a steamy bathroom".
This seems safer than trying to wash it.
Depends what its made of - some velvets are made with synthetic material that washes fine, others are cotton velvet that may end up with marks where the pile has settled in alternate directions. Does it have a label telling you what the fabric is? If you do decide to wash it hand wash, don't rub just swish around in the water and don't wring - drip dry on a flat rack.
Jo - who doesn't have any dry clean only clothes now - some of them say they are but they all go in the washer with everything else no problem!
Try hand washing it if you are unsure. This has never failed me - a seamstress.
yes. but you have to brush the pile as it's drying, as the pile would stick together. brush gently.
Yes and at this time it looks awful!
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