Wednesday, June 8, 2011

How to Wash Dolls and Softies made from Felt and Cotton Fabrics


Janet from Felt on the Fly is back with a fabulous tutorial on how to care for your doll and softies made from felt and cotton fabrics.

As you know from her last Guest Post, cotton fabric is easily washed, and pre-washing cotton fabric ensures that the colors are color-fast, and that shrinkage occurs before assembling your project. Janet's wool felt does not require pre-washing and is color-fast.

Janet says  "What I would suggest is that you pre-wash your cotton fabrics, assemble your doll, and when the doll needs cleaning, here's what you do:

  • Fill a sink with cool to barely warm water.
  • Use a small amount of liquid soap (dish soap will work just fine).
  • Soak the doll for 10 minutes or so.
  • Drain the water from the sink and press excess water from doll.
  • Rinse soap from doll.
  • Again, press excess water out.
  • Roll in a towel to remove even more water, and air dry.

All felts - wool felt, wool-blend felt, acrylic felt - require a little special care. I recommend the above instructions for any type of felt."


Thanks so much Janet for taking the time to share your wonderful
and extensive knowledge of felt with us!


Need some fantastic felt for your next dolly project? 
Why not pop by Felt On The Fly and say Hi to Janet!


 Happy Sewing from Sarah

4 comments:

  1. That picture of the dolls in the bath just made me chuckle! :-)

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  2. Thanks Kt :) It made my giggle when i was making it!

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  3. Thanks so much for this! I will be making dolls for sale soon, so I'll test this out.

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