How to Care for Crepe Fabric

Crepe fabric is available in wool, polyester or silk. The fabric has a crimped look that is typically used for clothing. The silk crepe should always be dry cleaned as it is delicate, and the wool or polyester fabrics can also be dry cleaned, but you can also wash your own by hand if you do it right.

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Clean crepe fabric with delicate laundry detergent.

Step 1

Fill a basin with about 1 gallon warm water and 1 tsp. delicate laundry detergent. Swish the water to dissolve the detergent.

Step 2

Place the crepe fabric into the soapy water and gently rub over the crepe to work the detergent into the fabric.

Step 3

Remove the fabric and wring out. Rinse the fabric with warm water and wring out once more.

Step 4

Allow the crepe to air dry.

Step 5

Iron the crepe with a warm iron, always remembering to iron on the underside of the crepe. Use a cool iron on silk fabrics and place a thin towel between the crepe and iron.


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