Material from Freecycle

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by jackiedon, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I got some fabric from freecycle and it smells like an old house. A lot of it is tapestry. What can I do get the smell out of it.

  2. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Are you able to put it in the dryer with some fabric sheets for a little while?
  3. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Laclede County, MO
    If you have a clothesline, try hanging it outside for awhile. Other than that, I have no idea. Maybe google tapestry fabric and how to clean it. Good Luck!
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    can you machine wash it on gentle cycle (and use the laundry soap recipe on here that uses the Fels Naphtha soap? It does a REALLY good job of removing odors from fabrics) Hang it on the line to air dry and that will also help. If it isn't washable, have it dry cleaned or use Febreze extra strength on it. Hope you can remedy that situation so you can use your fabric!
  5. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2008
    If you can fit it in a lawn and leaf bag put it in one with a couple of bars of dial soap. It has to be the gold colored bar. Let it sit in there for a week.
  6. lorihadams

    lorihadams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 17, 2008
    Wash it with 1/2 cup baking soda and your regular laundry detergent and rinse with white vinegar/water in the rinse cycle. You may want to soak it overnight in the baking soda/laundry detergent mixture before washing. That should get the smell out.

  7. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Thanks everyone, I will try these things. I think they will make beautiful purses.


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