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3 Tips on how to make sure your hand-embroidery pieces last

Learn how to care for your hand-embroidered clothing and garment.

Embroidery is a form of wearable art that can transform ordinary clothes into remarkable ones. You can personalize your outfits by embroidering images of flowers, animals, fruits, and other bright designs. However, because these garments are so delicate, they must be handled with care. In this post, we'll show you how to wash and care for embroidered clothing.

1. Hand washing embroidery

Although we recognize that this is not always possible, it is our top recommendation. Hand washing is clearly softer on the stitches and will extend the longevity of the embroidered garment. Use a gentle soap and cold water.

“The best way to wash embroidery is to put it in soapy water for 20 minutes. You do it by hand, and if you have dirty patches on your garment, you can gently rub them, although it’s best not to rub directly against the embroidery. Rinse with clean water. Then, leave it to dry” 

2. Using a washing machine

Because of the delicate nature of embroidered clothes, it is not suggested that it be cleaned in a washing machine. There's a chance the stitching will come loose after a few washing.

This method of washing embroidery will definitely shorten the lifespan of your embroidery though, so try to limit as much as possible.

If you're going to machine wash, at the very least, use a gentle setting.

3. Ironing embroidery

Ironing your clothes makes them look presentable. Ironing embroidered garments is totally safe as long as you follow this precaution:

Hope these tips were helpful and that you can keep your embroidery intact for years to come.

If you want to get more hand embroidery items, don't hesitate to take a look at our New Arrival & Mask collection at Lewindy.com!

Have a nice week ahead ^^


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