As I mentioned in my last post, Design Choices, I took a chance on putting a piece of "dry clean only" fabric through the washer to see if it was still in the running for chair slipcover material.
It threw it in with a heavy load of darks and washed it on cold.
It came through perfectly!
Before I washed it, I traced it on a piece of paper so I could measure any shrinkage. It was not one bit smaller.
Then, I decided that I'd put it through the dryer.
(I mean, if it's gonna get washed, it's probably gonna get dried. And we might as well see what she's made of, right?)
Want to see what happened?
Here's the before and after:
What do you know? No wrinkles, no shrinking, no scrunching, no nothing!
You can see a bit of fraying on the unfinished edges, but that's to be expected.
I kind of felt like the color faded a bit. But I couldn't tell if I was just looking at it too hard. The Before pic is a little darker overall, so who can tell.
Even if it did fade, I don't care.
And provided it gets the stamp of approval from my slipcover guy....I think we have a winner!
I'll stay out of those fancy stores, yet!