How to Clean Vintage Fabric

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Vintage fabric is quite a find, but you might want to lose the smell. Check out this easy tutorial to learn How to Clean Vintage Fabric so you can sew it into something beautiful. There will be no further need to avoid those lovely vintage fabrics at thrift stores and yard sales after you master these easy skills. Learning how to clean fabric opens the door to an array to sewing projects you might have previously put off. Purchase your favorite used fabrics and follow along with this tutorial so you can get to sewing right away.

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Caring for vintage or heirloom fabrics in tablecloths, ladies hankies, clothes or quilts can be a challenge. Many times, vintage items have been hand embroidered and especially the fibers delicate due to their age. The instructions given on how to wash and dry these items is much appreciated. I will give these directions a try to clean a 50-year-old hand embroidered quilt.

When I click on the tutorial link on cleaning vintage fabrics, it links to an advertisement for National college. Is it supposed to?


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