Friday, February 25, 2011

Washing Vera Bradley Purses and Totes

Hanging out to dry.

I had bought a couple of bags off of Craigslist and Ebay and they didnt smell bad, they just smelled different so I wanted to wash them. After consulting with some of my Vera friends it was decided that the best way to wash them was with some distilled vinegar. So I took the baseboards out of my Pink Pansy and Katherine Villagers along with the baseboard from my Emily Tote. I threw them all in the washing machine along with a coin purse and added my regular detergent (Tide). I have a front loading washing machine, so after I added the detergent, I filled the dispenser with vinegar so that the two would mix. Then I just washed the bags on delicate. Vinegar is supposed to keep the colors from running and it totally did the trick. The bags came out looking bright. They were pretty wet, so I put them in the dryer for about 15 minutes without a dryer sheet. Then I hung them outside for the rest of the day. They turned out great! I am so glad I decided to wash them. I had been a little concerned about how they would turn out, but I now have no worries about throwing a bag in the wash!

Just like new!

1 comment:

  1. Good to know, because I got a VB bag on Ebay that smells a little like linger floral perfume. I'd love to give it a good wash.


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