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How To Machine Wash Embellished And Painted Denim

 

So you’ve got this great, one-of-a-kind denim jacket, jeans or vest-but how do you wash it? You can, of course, carefully do it by hand in a large sink or tub, but that can be really tough on your back and even tougher to wring the water out without damaging the piece. Machine washing is the easier way, and achieves a far better result.

1. Empty all pockets, button and/or zip all closures.

2. Fold like a shirt. If you have jeans, fold in half with front of legs touching, then into thirds.Fold like shirt front 1Fold like shirt rear 2

3. Use a lingerie bag, inexpensive and readily available in most markets and department stores.

This one is 16.5″ X 20.5″.Use large lingerie bag 3

4. Carefully fit the “package” into the lingerie bag; it should be mostly flat.

Fit into bag carefully
Fit into bag carefully

5. Set your machine to cold/delicate/cold rinse/medium size load (if your machine does not have a sensor), and wash with one other denim item of similar weight. Use just a tablespoon of your usual detergent.Cold wash 5

6. Flat dry on drying rack. Denim can also be hung to dry. DO NOT put such items in the dryer, and use care with an iron. DO NOT iron trims or paint.Dry flat 6

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