Embroidered Clothing Care Guide


1 - Let’s look at washing your embroidered clothing


Before we consider the embroidery on your clothing you need to think about the garment itself. Always read the washing instructions for the garment carefully and follow them. If the garment is altered in anyway then there is a good chance that this will affect the embroidery on it. For example, if the garment shrinks in the wash the embroidery will bow out on the garment as the stitching itself will not have reduced in size with the garment


The Do Nots of Washing Embroidered Clothing

  • When washing an embroidered item of clothing there a few things to be aware of. Undo any buttons and close any zips on the garment, this will ensure the shape is maintained during the wash. 
  • Embroidery thread is best washed at 30 degrees and is guaranteed not to fade or distort if washed at this temperature. Another area of good practice when washing embroidered clothing is to wash the item inside out. This will protect the embroidery and increase its longevity.
  • Don’t dry clean a garment that has been embroidered. Dry cleaning uses chemicals that will affect the embroidery thread.
  • Finally, wash your garment before its first wear. This will remove any marks from the embroidery frame.



2 - Let’s look at drying your embroidered clothing item


Ideally a garment that has been embroidered is best dried by lying on a flat surface. This is not always possible so hanging it on a clothes rack will be fine. Try not to leave in a damp or wet environment before your garment is fully dried. This is not only bad for the embroidery but also the garment itself. Never tumble dry a garment that has embroidery on it as the thread is not designed to be tumble dried and will not react well to this form of drying.


3 - Let’s look at how best to iron your embroidered clothing item


All embroidered garments should be ironed inside out on the reverse of any embroidered logo. You should never iron directly over the embroidery itself as the high temperatures from the iron may damage the thread and therefore the logo.


Last but not least - folding and storing


To protect the embroidered logo on your clothing hang it up in your closet. If you need to fold the item to place in a drawer or suitcase avoid folding along the embroidered logo or text so as not to stretch the thread.


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