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Message Board > Fabrics and more... > What happens to faux sherpa if you wash it? ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

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Date: 5/21/09 8:29 AM

So, I have a denim backed and leather backed faux sherpas. I'm considering pre-treating the denim. But, what happens to faux sherpa after it gets washed? Does it always get gross and matted?

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Date: 5/21/09 8:35 AM

I have a faux suede backed faux sherpa that I made into a coat for my dd and it has survived washing and drying without a problem. If you're in doubt, how about washing a test swatch?

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Date: 5/21/09 10:08 AM

I've had no problem washing and drying faux suede backed sherpa. In fact, the sherpa just gets nicer and fluffier in my experience. I'd sure pre-wash swatches of those beauties you got, just in case they decide to separate, though.
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Date: 5/21/09 10:31 AM

Cidell,

I have washed faux sherpa many times as well as real sheepskin. Granted, it was for my horse's saddle pads so I wasn't too concerned about appearance. However, I "comb" it to make it look nice after it is dry.

Are you making the coat Pati Palmer showed us at PR Weekend?

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Date: 5/21/09 11:20 AM

I'd love to know the answer to this because I bought a piece at FabricMart that's sherpa and faux leather.

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Date: 5/21/09 7:29 PM

Alrighty, I'll test both tonight. I have the same faux leather that nanflan has destined for a Hot Patterns coat and the denim I'm still deciding on.

Look for the next post on how to finish it.

I am glad to know that it hasn't pilled and gotten thick on you! Thanks!
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Date: 5/21/09 7:33 PM

Isn't that faux leather sherpa great? I'm planning on using it for a Vogue jacket pattern.

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Date: 5/21/09 8:49 PM

I have some black faux leather sherpa and the dye bleed in the wash and it's still bleeding on everything. At Christmas I made some scarves for gifts from it and made a mess on my friends t-shirt. However, it did come out of the wash perfectly fine.

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Date: 5/21/09 10:00 PM

I made a coat for my daughter with a faux suede/sherpa fabric from Joann's several years ago. I had read that it can seperate when you wash it since it's bonded together so I decided not to wash it before sewing the coat. It was light pink so of course it was always dirty. It washed like a dream, tho I found I had to "spray & wash" it because the dirt didn't come out as easy (I think because of whatever they use to bond the fabric together). That denim you got was pretty darn cool.

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