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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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Date: 11/9/14 8:38 PM

I know this is an old post but the suede backed Sherpa is popular again so who knows who will run across it (like me!) The bolt from Joann's says "machine wash cool, delicate, no chlorine bleach, line dry." Hope this helps!
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