You’ve spent hours adding rhinestones to your dress for that upcoming occasion. It’s perfectly bedazzled and you love it! But once you’ve worn it, you’re not sure how to clean it without the crystals falling off or becoming damaged. After all the work you’ve put into your dress, you want to make sure you take care of it properly. What is the proper way to clean rhinestones that have been glued to fabric? Can you put it in the washing machine without worrying about the rhinestones falling off?
How to wash fabrics with rhinestones
There are some tips recommended by Swarovski, a leading manufacturer of rhinestones. And the care also depends on what type of rhinestone you have used: hot fix, sew on or glue on. Generally, all bedazzled clothing should be turned inside out before washing. You may wash your bedazzled clothing in the washing machine using a gentle cycle and a mild detergent. In addition, chlorine bleach is not recommended as it can damage the crystals. Finally, to protect the crystals as much as possible, you may want to use a soft wash bag.
How to dry fabrics with rhinestones
Items that have been bedazzled with hot fix rhinestones should be line dried. Certainly, the heat from the dryer can loosen up the glue and cause the rhinestones to fall off. Sew on and glue on can be put in the dryer at a reduced temperature if you wish. Once again., just make sure, the item is turned inside out. Again, you may want to use a soft wash bag to protect the crystals.
It really isn’t difficult caring cleaning rhinestones that have been attached to fabric. Follow basic care as outlined above and your bedazzled clothing will last a long time. Since you put a lot of time and effort into your bedazzled clothing, you’ll want it to take extra care with it.
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