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Thread: Need some advice - Best way to wash suede?

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    Need some advice - Best way to wash suede?

    Just got back from Joann's. Bought some beautiful black suede that I plan on making a nice tote bag for a friend. By the time all the discounts were taken, I got 2 yards for less than $8 after taxes.

    But, it's in desperate need of washing. Any ideas? I have never washed suede before.

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    the cleaning directions should have been on the bolt. however, here is a link to a black suede from joann's and it gives cleaning instructions there. i'm not sure, though, if this is the same one you bought
    http://www.joann.com/home-decor-soli...prd_07951106a/
    Nancy in western NY

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    Wow Nancy - that's smart thinking! I never thought to check their website.

    This fabric was a red tag special marked down to $9 a yard and an extra sale sign saying 50 percent off of red tag price. Then I got 20 percent off of the total at the check out because I have a military ID card.

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    Back in my younger, hotter, skinnier days, I had 2 suede mini-skirts. They were dry clean only.

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    the ends of bolts generally tell you alot of information-besides the price-
    laundering/care instructions, fiber content, width of fabric, thread count...always the best place to find out how to (tend) to the fabric you have purchased- you say suede---is it really suede? as in brushed leather made from hide?
    or is it a polyester (sueded) fabric?
    if you can not find it on the website you may be able to call the store & ask a sales associate to find it & give you the needed information.
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    I had a suede coat once. A cold wet cloth wiped in one direction (with the grain ? - can't think of the word) worked like a charm and dried nicely.

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    Thanks for all the wonderful price. By the feel of this suede, it is fabric suede. It went through the washer and dryer just fine.

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    When I wore it, I used a spray and then brushed it with a wire, suede brush.

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    I have a suede leather jacket and I toss it in the washer and hang it on a hanger to dry, then into the dryer to soften it up.I've been washing leather things for years and have never ruined any thing














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    cut a swatch of the fabric and wash it see how it does.

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