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What are clear straps on shirts for?

The transparent straps are usually used for hanging items on clothes hangers to keep them from sliding off. They are usually meant for hanging strapless dresses on coat hangers. Tuck them in when wearing the dress. The use of the transparent straps is to hold it on the hanger when it’s clean and not dirty.

What are the strings inside clothes for?

The hang strings that you see, are designed to keep the shoulders from sagging when hanging a shirt from a hanger. They are also used for gowns (especially one strap kind) again, just to keep the dress from falling off the hanger. They serve a purpose even in your closet when storing your clothes.

What are the extra straps on a dress for?

They are there to keep the clothing item on a hanger. Sometimes these straps are a clear rubbery material or a ribbon type material like in the photo below. I find these are usually there to keep the clothing on a hanger in the store.

Can you wash ribbon?

Ribbon care Some ribbons require special care, such as the case with ribbons made from synthetic fibers, while other types are more resistant. This generally means that you can wash and iron ribbons but you have to be careful when it comes to the temperature used. Instead, hand wash is required for that material.

Can you iron wired ribbon?

Yup you can iron ribbon, I usually put a clean towel over it first.

Can I put velvet in the washing machine?

Handwashing is always the best and safest method for washing velvet. Select the delicate cycle on the washing machine, and make sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is on low. Add the appropriate amount of Delicate Wash according to the machine and load size.

Can you put crushed velvet sofa covers in the washing machine?

For example, crushed velvet and polyester velvets are usually fine to hand- or machine wash. Machine Washing Wash it on gentle cycle in cold water with a mild detergent. Make sure the cover is zipped closed before you put it in the washing machine or you may end up with a tangled up mess.

How do you bring velvet back to life?

Restore the unruly pile to its original upright position with a simple treatment. Apply a damp cloth overnight to the flattened area, or lightly spray the compressed fibers with a mist of distilled water, which alleviates the need for a dampened cloth.

Can you use hem tape on velvet?

Catch the top of the tape to the velvet by hand with a catch stitch, then fold the bottom over the hem and stitch it to the tape. You could also neaten the hem with a serger and finish off with hand sewing. Once again try out different techniques for sewing velvet on a scrap first.