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Cleaning Old Embroidered Pillowcases With Yellow Stains

How do I clean/whiten old pillowcases that are stained yellow and have a few rust spots without bleaching out the embroidery on the case?

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July 16, 20170 found this helpful

As a general rule sunshine and water will remove most storage yellow stains but may not remove any other type stain completely. I would start with just wetting the case and lay it in the sunshine and keep wetting it for a day. See how this does before attempting any other solution as your case may also be weakened and any other solutions may damage the material. Be sure to use a lingerie bag when washing to keep them from a lot of motion/twisting.
Mild cleaners also help - such as baking soda is good to use in your washing machine for getting clothes clean. Many people still use bluing also - just for getting things bright white but I have never used this - baking soda (with a little laundry detergent) and sunshine never damage your clothes but do a good job of cleaning.

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I'm sure other posters will also give you some good suggestions.

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July 16, 20170 found this helpful

Try washing in borax and drying in the sun.

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July 16, 20170 found this helpful

We use baking soda with our detergent and air dry in the sun. Good luck!

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July 18, 20170 found this helpful

Wash, soak in lemon juice, and put put in the sun to dry

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