If you’re wondering how to wash acrylic, or if you even can wash acrylic yarn clothing, you can, and handwashing is always the best and safest method for washing delicate acrylics.
Submerge the item and gently agitate the water with your hands to evenly distribute soap. Soak for up to 30 minutes.Rinse well by running cool water through the item until the water is no longer soapy.
Do not wring. Instead, press the water out of the item.
Turn the item inside out, and place it in a Mesh Washing Bag.
Select the delicate cycle on the washing machine, and make sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is on low.
Add the appropriate amount of Delicate Wash according to the machine and load size.
For cushions, upholstery, or outerwear, wash as normal.
Lay the item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or hang to dry. Do not put it in the dryer!
To remove wrinkles, we recommend steaming for the best and safest finish. Acrylic is vulnerable to melting and should never contact a hot iron!
If you choose to press acrylic, turn the item inside out, use a cool setting, place a damp pressing cloth between the iron and the fabric, and gently press rather than moving the iron back and forth.
Always store items clean.
We recommend storing in a breathable cotton Storage Bag to protect items from bugs.
Storing in plastic encourages yellowing and can trap mildew-causing moisture, a prime environment for bugs.
All techniques are based on textile science. Not all garments perform and react as science would predict.