For cleaning fragile fabrics
OxyClean comes in a detergent or
stain removal formula. It is
available at many grocery stores
now. We do recommend it for
cleaning doll clothes. It's really
amazing for soaking stains out of
old, fragile doll clothes. Does an
We put the doll dress in a small tub with warm water and a scoop of OxyClean
Stain Specialist in the water. Then allow it to soak for hours or overnight. I
swish the garment around occasionally. If the water gets nasty looking, which
does happen often, then I make a fresh tub of water and OxyClean and
continue soaking the dress.
The only trick to know about OxyClean: you must rinse and rinse and rinse
because if there is any soap residue left, it will turn brown when you iron the
garment and then it's necessary to wash it again.
Of course, not all fabrics will survive cleaning. Velvets should not be hand
washed. And some old doll clothes are too fragile to be cleaned. I recommend
these products because I've been very satisfied, but the tips and tricks on these
pages cannot be guaranteed. Especially when cleaning vintage items, it is at
your own risk.
Link to OxyClean Online