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Unread 08-17-2014, 10:16 AM   #1
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Washing metals sewn on fabric

I am currently in the process of creating a Fem!Russia from Hetalia: Beautiful World. The fabric I am using is a blizzard fleece, both in a pink and a white with a better quality costume satin from Casa Collection as a liner. All the fabrics are washable, which makes me happy seeing it's gonna be pink and white. My concern is over the cross accents on the coat and collar. I have bought eight 'gold' crosses that were used for jewelry making and I am going to sew it to the coat. I don't know if I should 'treat' the crosses before I sew it onto the coat because I am concerned that when I do wash the coat with the crosses on it, something bad will happen. Something like rust, transition of other metallic materials that could stain the fabric.
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Unread 08-17-2014, 11:52 AM   #2
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Just remove the crosses before you wash the coat. They'll be easy enough to put back on and you won't have to worry. Washing those will inevitably cause SOME sort of difficulty. Might be just damaging the finish of the metal, might be staining the fabric. Hard to tell without knowing what the crosses are made of, but if you remove them it doesn't matter.
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Unread 08-18-2014, 06:46 AM   #3
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yup. take them off.

once upon a time mens collars were removed from shirts for separate washing and starching.
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Like the above people have said, taking it off and putting it back on after washing shouldn't be an issue.

However, if you REALLY don't want to, try just spot-cleaning the outfit. It won't be as clean as if you'd wash it fully, but it'd make sure everything's in place and whatnot.
If they're sewn on and they're metal, you could also try hand washing it instead!
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