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How to Fold, Wear and Wash a Sweatshirt

Posted on May 02 2020

how to wash sweatshirt

Sweatshirts from are made to stand the test of time, but with proper washing and care, the collection can last a lifetime. Here are the steps to follow when washing your sweatshirts.

Step 1

Check the label to see if the clothing is machine washable. Most cotton or cotton-blend sweatshirts are machine friendly. If the label says, do not machine wash, then take the sweatshirts to the dry cleaner or hand wash them.

Step 2

Empty the pockets, open the zipper, and turn the sweatshirt inside out to protect the finish on the outside of the sweatshirt.

Step 3

Place the sweatshirts in the washing machine in small loads to clean them as well as you can. Then use cold water and mild detergent. And do not use bleach. To keep sweatshirts in good condition, they should be washed with garments that have a similar color. They should not be laundered with denim, heavy attire, or high-lint clothing that could damage the sweatshirts. Sweatshirts usually attract lint, and when it builds up, it can create a prickly, uncomfortable feeling.

Step 4

Avoid using a dryer because it can shrink the sweatshirts or cause them to lose their color over time. For proper drying, lay your sweatshirts out flat in the air to dry. Hanging them by the shoulders can cause can make them pull out of shape. If you're in a rush, use a dryer in low heat setting.

You should also not wash your sweatshirts after every wear. Wash them after about five or six wears. Fortunately, sweatshirts required little maintenance, which ensures durability. This is especially true if your sweatshirt is being used as a sweater. If they get stained, treat the stain immediately after it happens or as soon as you notice it. Identify the cause of the stain and prevent new stains.

When folding the sweatshirts, think about the material and weight to reduce the risk of wrinkles and creases. Start by folding the sweatshirt in half, and smooth out any wrinkles. Then fold the sleeves into the body of the sweatshirt, so the sleeves are pointing downward. Lastly, fold the sweatshirt in half so that the sleeves are now at the crew neck sweatshirt line.

If you are not going to wear your sweatshirts for a long time. The main threat to stored sweatshirts are moths so make sure that all of the sweatshirts are as clean as possible. Then store the sweatshirts in a big storage bag that collapse things down to a small width, saving on space.

To extend the lifespan of your sweatshirt hugely depends on how well you care for your clothing. If your sweatshirts are near the end of their lifespan, find your new favorite from our vast collection.


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