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To shrink a rayon dress, machine wash and dry it on a moderate-to-high heat setting. Rayon is a very delicate fabric, so if the tag on the dress says "dry clean only," be sure to hand wash it before placing the dress in ... More »

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Rayon fabric does shrink in the dryer. Some rayon clothing is labeled as washable, which means it can be machine washed, but it should still be hung or laid flat to dry. More »

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Pure rayon shrinks when washed or dried if it has not been pretreated when manufactured. Rayon is a delicate fabric that was originally designed as a dry clean only material. Blended rayon with a 30 percent or more ratio... More »

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According to the About.com laundry section, the best way to clean a polyester jacket is to machine wash it on the permanent-press setting: a warm water and a cool rinse setting. Wash the jacket using a high-quality laund... More »

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The best way to iron any clothing item with rayon is to turn the garment inside out, and iron it on low heat with no steam. Iron only small patches at a time to avoid stretching the fabric permanently with long sweeping ... More »

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Most dress shirts, especially if they are cotton, can be washed in a washing machine and then dried on a low-heat setting or hung out to air dry. While dry cleaning is an option, it is not always the most effective. More »

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To wash a down comforter at home, place it in a washing machine with mild detergent, wash it with an extra rinse cycle and dry it on your dryer's lowest heat setting. This procedure takes several hours and requires a lar... More »

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