How to care for embroidered clothing by Threadfellows

Embroidered clothes and accessories feature elaborate stitches and can require special care when it comes to washing, in order to keep it looking new, year after year. We always recommend to follow the fabric care instructions on each item, but here are some other tips that might come in handy!

The most gentle option is to hand wash and allow the item to air dry, but we know not everyone has time for that. If you do choose to machine wash, we recommend the following:

  • turn the item inside out to protect the embroidery.
  • try to not wash the item with other clothing that might cause damage, such as zippers or buttons.
  • choose a mild detergent. 
  • if possible, allow the item to air dry. This will prevent any shrinking that might occur.
  • if the embroidery features bright colors, a gentle wash in cold water can reduce the chance of colors bleeding.
If you need to iron, avoid steam and do not place the iron directly onto the embroidered area. Instead, use a pressing cloth over the embroidery or iron on the reverse side.
These quick tips can take mere minutes and keep your custom embroidered items in pristine condition!