Step 1: Remove The Pillow Cover
Wetting your pillow’s stuffing can cause it to clump up and lose its shape, so don’t skip this step.
Step 2: Test Embroidery For Color Stability
If your pillow cover is embroidered, it’s important to test that part for color stability. Here’s how.
Step 3: Hand Wash With Care
In a sink or basin, hand wash with cool water and two capfuls of Delicate Wash. If your pillow cover is made from wool or cashmere, use Wool & Cashmere Shampoo instead. Swirl the fabric in the water, gently working around fragile embellishments like beading and sequins. Now let the fabric soak for 30 minutes before rinsing with more cool water.
Step 4: Dry This Way
Save the stretching for yoga! To drain excess water, don’t stretch or wring the fabric—it can warp the shape. Instead, press it against a flat surface like the rim of a sink, then lay it in its natural shape to dry. Check that the fabric is totally free of moisture before slipping it back over the stuffing to avoid mildew.
Step 5: Maintain
Once a week, spritz your pillow cover with Delicate Spray to keep odor and bacteria at bay.