Linen Care - washing linen

We encourage you to pre wash you fabric prior to sewing. Overlock the raw (cut) edges. Wash the fabric in a regular cycle cool or warm water (as you plan to wash your finished garments). Dry on a low heat setting until fabric is slightly damp so it is easier to iron. Use hot iron to press.

If you accidentally over dry your linen - you can spray it with a bit of water, put it in a ziplock bag, and in the freezer for a couple hours - it will be much easier to iron from the freezer. Or you can throw it in the rinse cycle again. Whichever is easier.  

Finished items can be washed and dried on the same settings as when you pre-washed the fabric.

If you plan your finished items to be dry clean only - then please make sure to dry clean the fabric prior to sewing.

If your finished item might require to be washed in hot water ( baby bedding/kitchen towels) - pre wash the fabric in hot water to get the maximum shrinkage before you sew it up.

Basic rule is - wash the fabric the same way you plan to care for your finished garment.

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    Eunice Merritt

    Thank you for this - its always nice to care for beautiful fabric in the best way.   

     

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    Oksana

    Hi Eunice - we live with lot of linen things and are always happy to share our experience of living and taking care of it. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Have a lovely day!

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    Gigi Heck

    Just washed my first batch of rustic linen and I"m very pleased with the way it turned out.  It really softened up considerably and didn't seem to shrink much.  I am so glad I read this blog and followed the directions to take it out of the dryer while it was still pretty damp!  Can't wait to create something beautiful with it!

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    Oksana

    What awesome news - I am glad the washing instructions helped minimize the shrinkage :) It can be awful to accidentally over-dry linen and come out with half the fabric that went into the drier so I am glad you had a successful pre-wash. Linen will continue to get softer with all the wear and washes as well; but do stay vigilant not to over-dry. Feel free to email us with questions or post them here. Have a great day!

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