Sewing Fabric: Taking Care of Cashmere Clothes
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  • Posted November 03, 2015
Sewing Fabric: Taking Care of Cashmere Clothes

Sewing Fabric: Taking Care of Cashmere Clothes

Sewing Fabric: Taking Care of Cashmere Clothes

How to choose cashmere sweaters?

Generally speaking, your finger is the best tool to check. A good cashmere sweater should feel hefty and substantial, even if it is a lightweight garment. Density, Loosely knit, limp fabric is the hallmark of a cheaply made sweater. Pull the sides of the sweater apart and then let them go. The sweater should snap back to its original shape. Texture: Finer cashmere is softer and therefore more expensive than coarser cashmere. Feel the sweater with your fingertips, they are very sensitive and you will easily be able to spot a sweater that has been cheapened by using coarse fiber.

Various colors of sweaters made from cashmere.(Picture from

How to wear cashmere sweater ?

Pilling is caused by abrasion during regular use, it often develops on elbows, on the seat of skirts, and in areas rubbed by a bag or briefcase, even seat belt. Soft, fuzzy surfaces are more susceptible than others. So for cashmere and silk/cashmere, it is normal when pilling develops in some areas after times of wearing. To avoid pilling, it is important not to rub the garment with rough clothing, metal accessories, bags and all kinds of belts. In case you can not avoid the belts such as seat belts, cover your garment with a silk or synthetic fibers scarf, make sure it is the smooth surface that is next to your garment.

  • Always take care and keep your cashmere sweater clean. To wash it frequently will shorten its longevity.
  • Do not wear the same garment too long; allow the garment two or three days' rest after one day's wearing.
  • Never near the caustic and dirty objects while wearing the garment because it stains.
  • Dress the sweater on your skin, it's soft and warm and don't harm your skin.

How to wash cashmere sweater ?

A cashmere cloth being washed(Picture from

Most stores would recommend or even request professional dry clean when it comes to clean your cashmere garments, but actually this is not the best way. Don't clean it by machine washing.

Treat stains as quickly as possible; rinse them immediately with cold water; hot water may set the stain. If garments get wet, allow drying away from direct heat, and then brushing it with a soft nap gently. In the event of stubborn stains, dry cleaning may be the only solution.

Gently wash in warm water with a mild soap (shampoo will do) and thoroughly rinse in water of the same temperature. Special care must be taken as wet cashmere fabric can weaken and stretch out of shape. Never wring or twist it. Gently press excess water from garment. Don't put multi-color garments into water at the same time to avoid color matching. While supporting the weight of the wet garment laid the sweater on a dry towel. Ease the sweater back into shape and roll up in the towel. Press to remove excess water and repeat this step with a second towel. On a flat surface lay the sweater on a fresh, dry towel, until thoroughly air-dried.

Once your cashmere sweater is dry you must fold it carefully, avoiding a center crease. Never hang a cashmere sweater, as it will stretch the garment out of shape. Lay flat in a drawer or on a closet shelf.

How to take care of cashmere clothing?

A rose on top of cashmere clothes.(Picture from

Fortunately, because you can wear cashmere in any season, you probably won't let your cashmere sweater get too far from sight. However, if you do store your garment, make sure it is clean.

For your convenience, store your cashmere garment using our specially designed bag, which comes with your purchase. Keep in mind that you want to repel moths, not poison yourself. So try some of nature's own tried & true methods: cloves, lavender, rosemary, thyme, dried orange peel or cedar. To avoid staining, always wrap any of these items in a sachet or, simply tie in a handkerchief.


Alvin is a fashion and lifestyle writer who has recently earned interest in sewing his own clothes. Writing for Sewing Ideas gives him another avenue to express his experiences and learning in his sewing journey.

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