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Can I soften it?
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Date: 6/21/13 11:17 AM

I bought some chambray online awhile back. I pulled it out and washed it in anticipation of the new Colette pattern I wanted to use it for. However, after about 5 washings, it is still rough. It's rough enough that it would not be comfortable to wear at all. I wouldn't want it against my skin or honestly even as a lined garment.

Is there anyway to soften it up more or do I just chalk it up to a bad purchase and move on?

Chambray to me should be soft like butter I guess. This is not at all.

Thanks

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Date: 6/21/13 2:26 PM

You might try some vinegar in the rinse water.
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Date: 6/21/13 5:18 PM

I heard somewhere to dump a can of coke in the wash water to soften denim, try it.

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Date: 6/21/13 5:33 PM

Thanks!

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