How to Machine Wash Your Plush

How to Machine Wash Your Plush

Feb 06, 2023Danielle Murrell Cox

We know how much you love your plushies and how important it is to keep them clean and looking their best, for you and the little ones in your lives. So we've put together this step-by-step guide for machine washing your plush dolls. This guide will get your plushies looking and feeling great in no time!

Before you start washing your plush:

  1. Check the care instructions (maybe on the plush’s label) and make sure it's okay to machine wash.
  2. Gather your cleaning supplies: mild detergent + a large pillow case or laundry bag

Step 1: Prepare the Plush Doll 

Remove any clothing, doll accessories, loose dirt, dust, or debris from your plush doll. (If there are any stains, try to spot clean them with a mild detergent and a clean cloth).

(Doll clothing can be washed separately with other like colours. Air dry only.)


Step 2: Put your Plush Doll in a Pillowcase or Laundry Bag

Place your plush doll inside a large pillowcase or laundry bag and tie it shut. This will help protect your doll during the washing process.


Step 3: Wash

Set your washing machine to a delicate cycle and use cold water. Cold water is best for washing plush dolls because it's gentle on the fabric, reduces the chance of their colours fading and helps prevent shrinkage. Add a small amount of mild laundry detergent to the machine. Avoid using fabric softeners or any other products that could damage the plush material. Do not use bleach. Start the delicate cycle and let the machine do its thing. Keep an eye on it to make sure your plush doll is washing safely inside the pillowcase or laundry bag.


Step 4: Air Dry

Once the cycle is done, remove your plush from the pillowcase or laundry bag and gently squeeze out any excess water, if needed—avoid twisting or wringing the plush material, as this could damage the doll. Lay your plush doll flat to air dry, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. If necessary, you can use a fan to speed up the drying process. Do not use a hair dryer or other heat source to dry the doll.

And that's it! With these simple steps, you can machine wash your plush dolls and keep them looking their best. Just remember to always check the care label first, and to be gentle with the plush material during the washing and drying process.

We’re sure your Plushies will love you for it.

Happy washing!

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