Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fabric Question.

Can I wash Dry Clean Only 100% cotton fabric? Like if I want to make my cafe curtains out of this:

But it says:
  • 100% Cotton
  • Dry Clean, Do Not Wash
Can I wash it? On delicate? In cold water?


LindsB said...

hmmm, I would say yes...but then again I'm not very good with the wash. So I hope someone has an answer for you :) good luck!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

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As someone with just a tiny bit of sewing experience but a lot of experience with fabric shrinking. I think I would probably recommend dry cleaning. Since your plan is for curtains, you shouldn't have to dry clean them often. Sometimes I'll put dry clean only items in the dryer on air fluff to get rid of odors and freshen them up.

I hope that helps.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Hmm I'm horrible with laundry and many, many times have thrown things into the wash that I later realize said DRY CLEAN ONLY. Everything normally comes out fine, ie no shrinking, but sometimes it comes out a bit faded.

Since you probably won't be washing them alot I agree that I would either take them to the cleaners or dryell them at home.

Haven and Home said...

Oh I am the wrong person for this, I have shrunk many things in my day....let us know what you find out!

Emily said...

I say wash it on cold before you turn it into curtains and maybe don't dry? And definitely don't dry after it's been transformed into cafe curtains.