Pillowcases made of silk are beautiful and luxurious, but they can be tricky to wash. They can become stained and damaged if you don’t care for them properly. But with a little care, you can keep your silk pillowcases looking new. Here’s how to wash silk pillowcases.
The first thing you need to do is check the care label. Some satin silk pillowcases can be machine-washed, while others need to be hand-washed. If your pillowcase is machine washable, you can wash it in cold water on a delicate cycle. If it’s not machine washable, you’ll need to hand wash it in cold water.
Once you’ve determined how to wash your pillowcase, you can start the washing process. If you’re machine washing your pillowcase, add it to a mesh laundry bag to protect it during the cycle. If you’re hand washing your pillowcase, you’ll need to be extra careful not to damage the fabric. Use a mild detergent and wash the pillowcase in cold water.
Once you’ve washed your pillowcase, you’ll need to dry it. You can either line dry your pillowcase or tumble dry it on low heat. If you’re line drying your pillowcase, you’ll need to hang it over a towel rack or a clothesline. If you’re tumble drying your pillowcase, you’ll need to use a low heat setting.
Once your pillowcase is dry, you can iron it if needed. Silk pillowcases can wrinkle easily, so you may want to iron them before you use them.
Storing Silk Pillowcases
Never fold silk pillowcases into a tight square with sharp creases when storing silk pillowcases. This can weaken the fibers. Instead, create a soft fold or roll the pillowcase before placing it on a shelf where the silk pillowcase will not be crushed.
You can iron your pillowcase on the lowest temperature setting on your iron. Always use a pressing or clean, white cotton cloth between the iron and the silk to prevent scorching. Always iron flat, and never press in sharp creases.
Now that you know how to wash silk pillowcases, you can enjoy their luxurious feel without worry. Just follow the care instructions on the label to keep them looking their best.