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How do I take the best care of my favorite leather jacket?

A couple of years ago I found the best black leather jacket ever, and I diligently applied some sort of waterproofing/leather protectant spray every few months for the first year. It's been pretty well-loved since then, and is starting to show slight signs of wear--nothing major, but enough so that I don't want it to get worse. How can I restore it to its former glory and keep it protected so I don't have to think about buying another one for many years? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Jan 25, 2013 - 3 answers

What's the best way to fix and care for this t-shirt?

My boyfriend has an awesome new t-shirt with a large, thick, flat image screened(?) on the front that bunched up and creased after the first wash-and-dry. Is there a way to get rid of the creases and folds in the image? And then what's the best way to care for it from here on out? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Nov 6, 2012 - 2 answers

If you wash us, do we not bleed?

My red-on-white polka-dot dress bled in the laundry... onto itself. Is there any way to remove the pink stains while preserving the print? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Nov 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Living on the edge, breaking the rules.

LaundryFilter: dry cleaning only? Really? How about... [more inside]
posted by VikingSword on Oct 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Honey, I shrunk your hoodie...

This question got me thinking: can I unshrink a poly/cotton hoodie? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Oct 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Can I get away with putting these "line dry" pants in the dryer?

LaundryFilter: I recently bought some stretch cotton pants. According to the label, stretch cotton is defined as c. 97-98% cotton, with the remainder being spandex. Unfortunately, that very same label informs me that I'm supposed to line dry these pants, which is enormously inconvenient for me. Could I get away with putting these through a few minutes in a regular dryer on the low dry/delicates setting or would that destroy the pants? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Does dry-cleaning induce colorfastness?

Will dry-cleaning cause my comforter cover to be colorfast? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Nov 26, 2007 - 4 answers

T-shirt cotton conundrum

I have a lot of cotton t-shirts, of the medium-to-heavy weight kind that usually have something printed on them. There seem to be two distinct kinds of cotton fabric in the shirts: Good: After a few washes, the shirt becomes soft and kind of broken in. Bad: the shirt never really becomes soft or broken in, and worse, inevitably comes out of the dryer with (clean) lint and cat hair all over it. So I have two questions about this:
1. What accounts for the different outcomes for two 100% cotton shirts?
2. Is there any solution, ASIDE from using fabric softener? Any non-nasty alternatives to fabric softener?
posted by everichon on Mar 15, 2005 - 9 answers

Line Drying Clothing

My wife has a lot of "hang or line dry" only clothes. I use liquid faberic softener in the wash cycle and then use one of those faberic softener sheets in the dryer too on the rest. However, her line dry clothes always seem to not feel the effects of the liquid faberic softener. Any tips for making sure her jeans aren't so crinkly? {its clean inside} [more inside]
posted by thebwit on Nov 6, 2004 - 6 answers

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