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post #1 of 14 Old 06-23-2011, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Hand washing an English show jacket?

Sorry if there has already been a thread about this, I'm kinda short on time and didn't have a chance to look.

Can I wash my 98% wool, 2%lycra show jacket by hand? I kinda have a show that's popped up on me, and there is no way it will be done by the cleaners in time, it's kind of wrinkled too, so if anyone knows what I can do about that lemme know. The show jacket I was PLANNING on wearing, ya know, the one that's clean, is way to big for me now (yay!) so I have to use the one that's been too small for the past 3 years, and even it is a little big, but I'll have to make do. Thanks everyone!
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post #2 of 14 Old 06-23-2011, 09:49 PM
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You might be better off spot cleaning it with a damp cloth, and hanging the jacket in the bathroom while you have a nice hot steamy shower.

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VelvetsAB, does the shower tip shrink the jacket at all? If I even gained a pound or it shrunk my hunt jacket's buttons would probably ping off and take someones eye out.

Cosmomomo, good job on the weight loss:) It feels so good when the skinny clothes fit!
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post #4 of 14 Old 06-23-2011, 10:56 PM
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I would spot clean and iron it.

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post #5 of 14 Old 06-23-2011, 10:57 PM
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Spot cleaning and hanging near the shower should work pretty well. If not, pull the wrinkles while puffing with steam about 4-6" away from the material.

The wrinkle release spray works pretty well and it smells fab.
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post #6 of 14 Old 06-23-2011, 11:21 PM
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Well, you aren't actually putting the jacket IN the shower, but hanging it on the back of the door, so that the shower steam affects it. Cheaper then using a steam vacuum thingy. You would have to take a super long hot shower for the jacket to get drenched enough that it would shrink it. Haha.

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I tried the shower thing, but it didnt do much as far as wrinkles. I might have to put the shower on as hot as possible and leave it in there for a while.. Would spritzing it with some water from a spray bottle and then sticking it in the dryer on low for a few mins do the trick? I'm not really worried about it shrinking, I just don't want to majorly damage the fabric. I don't plan on selling it, and it was a cheapo one anyway. Plus, ill be purchasing a new one a.s.a.p. I'll let you guys know how it goes if that's what I decide to do lol :P
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Oh, and thanks writer23! It does feel good when your skinny clothes fit again :)
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Yikes, I would not hand wash it or put it in the dryer!! I agree, some kind of steaming to get the wrinkles out (or even Downy Wrinkle Releaser) and spot cleaning if needed. I show in my coat all the time without a cleaning inbetween shows... ;)
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The wrinkle release spray works pretty well and it smells fab.
I second this.

I do not know how they work but they sure work.

Miracle in a spray bottle.




Many dry cleaners offer over night service. Some even offer same day service. Obviously all for an extra fee.
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