Hello, fellow linen enthusiasts!
If you've landed here I have a feeling you're just as obsessed with the luxuriousness of linen as I am. If you've invested in one of my pure linen embroidered cushions, then I know you'll want to ensure they maintain their beauty over time. So, let's dive into some simple yet effective care tips to keep your linen cushions looking pristine.
1. Gentle Spot Cleaning
Before we get started, have a look over your cushion and check the fabric and embroidery over. If you notice a spill or stain, don't panic! Blot the area gently with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel. Gently treat the stain with a mild detergent or stain remover. Avoid rubbing the stain, as this can push it deeper into the fabric or damage the embroidery. Definity don't use any harsh chemicals, as they can damage or discolour the delicate linen fibers.
2. Hand Wash for TLC
For the best results, hand washing your linen cushion covers is the safest way to wash your cushions. This guarantees there will be no damage to your embroidery. Fill a basin with lukewarm water and add a mild detergent. Gently swish the water to create suds.
Place the cushion cover in the soapy water and gently agitate it. Allow it to soak for about 15-20 minutes to loosen dirt and stains. Do not wring or twist the fabric.
After the soak, drain the soapy water and rinse the cushion cover with cool, clean water until all detergent is removed. You can repeat this rinsing process if necessary.
3. Machine Wash with Care
If your not the hand washing type, like me 🤣, you can wash your cushion cover in the washing machine. When it's time to wash your linen cushion, always use a mild detergent. Run your machine on a gentle cycle with cold or lukewarm water. To prevent tangling, separate your linen items from heavier fabrics like towels or jeans and to be even more cautious I recommend putting your cover in a delicates bag with the embroidery folded inside the cushion.
4. Line Dry or Lay Flat
The best way to dry your linen cushion covers is to hang them on a clothesline or lay them flat on a clean surface. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can cause fading. Linen dries relatively quickly, so you won't have to wait too long to put them back on your cushions.
5. Iron with Caution
If your linen embroidered cushion cover is still slightly wrinkled after drying, you can iron it on the reverse side. Use the "linen" setting on your iron and place a clean cloth or pressing cloth between the iron and the embroidered design to protect it.
6. Store with Love
When not in use, store your cushion covers in a cool, dry place. Avoid plastic bags, as they can trap moisture. A breathable cotton bag or pillowcase is a better choice.
And there you have it! By following these simple steps, you can keep your pure linen cushion covers looking fresh and lovely for a long time. Remember, linen softens and becomes more beautiful with each wash, so don't be afraid to enjoy the cozy charm it brings to your home.
If you have any questions or need more advice on caring for your linen products, feel free to reach out. I'm always here to help you make the most of your beautiful linen decor.
Stitching off for now,