5 Life-Changing Ways To Clean Lace & Crochet Clothes

Have you ever had to say good bye to your favorite white lace dress because you could not get rid of a relentless coffee stain? Pre-hand spot wash the item multiple times before throwing it in washer machine and wait for the magic patiently for the magic to happen. Use these simple and easy tips to clean lace next time!


From lace blouses to skirts, delicate lace items give a feminine and unique touch to spring outfits. It’s a must have item for every girl boss to complete a spring essential wardrobe. Saving money starts at home!  Clean lace and crochet clothes at home with these life changing hacks:


1. Get Stains Out Of Lace

Loft Lace Strappy CamiLoft

The sooner you discover the stain the higher chance you can 100% get rid of the stain.


Protein based stains: such as blood, sweat, milk, or egg, use a Q-tip to dab it off by mixing water, ammonia, peroxide and dish soap.


Earth based stains: such as fruit juice, tea, cola, liquor, or wine, use water and bleach.


Oil based stains: such as pizza, baby oil, or olive oil, use dish soap with white vinegar and lightly Q-tip on it.


Picture by Lace Strappy Cami from Loft


2. Whiten Lace Without Using Any Bleach

Anthropologie Burnham Lace TopAnthropologie

Hydrogen Peroxide is a natural cleaning agent that you can use to clean anything with, including whitening your laundry easily. It bring new life into your dulled crochet clothes with this clean lace hack.


Picture by Burnham Lace Top from Anthropologie


3. How To Wash Lace Clothing In Washing Machine

J.Crew Easy Pant In LaceJ.Crew

Proper way to use washing machine for lace garments. First of all, make sure any closures like buttons, snaps or clasps need to be closed. This will help to avoid having lace or crochet fabric get caught on other clothes or on the machine itself. Use gentle cycle and choose cold water setting for color preservation purposes ( especially if the lace or crochet is colored ) Place on a clothes hanger and let it air dry.


Picture by Easy Pant In Lace from J.Crew


4. How To Get Wrinkles Out Of Lace Without Iron

Keepsake Bright Night Pencil SkirtKeepsake

Any standard white vinegar will get wrinkles from your lace clothes easily. Mist lace or crochet garments with 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water and let it air-dry.


Picture by Bright Night Pencil Skirt from Keepsake


5. Clean Lace & Care Your Crochet Dress

Diane von Nordstrom Rack Furstenberg Zarita Lace Sheath DressNordstrom Rack

Your favorite crochet lace dress may lose its original shape during machine washing; so it is highly recommended to hand wash in lukewarm water (not too hot, it will shrink the knit fibers) and not twist them. Reshape and lay it flat on the rack to air-dry.


Picture by Diane von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Sheath Dress from Nordstrom Rack

Bonus: To keep your white lace or crochet dress from yellowing, do not store it in plastic dry cleaner bags. Wrap your dress in acid-free tissue paper for storage in a wooden cedar box instead. This prevents sunlight and absorbs moisture from the air!


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5 Life-Changing Ways To Clean Lace & Crochet Clothes

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2 thoughts on “5 Life-Changing Ways To Clean Lace & Crochet Clothes

  1. Some of these are so clever, I would never have thought of them myself! Good to know in an emergency. And oo I like the dress in #5!

  2. Very informative post. I love how you broke it down by the type of stain. So many tips. I will be wrapping all my lace clothing in tissue paper from now on to stop them from yellowing.

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