Satin is a type of fabric loved for its shiny finish and ability to hold rich dyes. Cleaning satin is a job best left to the cleaners, especially when it comes to tough stains. Designer bag companies often manufacture specially formulated cleaners for DIY bag cleaning. For basic cleaning, you can use common household items to refresh your clutch.
Cleaning the Whole Clutch
Make sure that the clutch isn't made with cardboard inserts that will be damaged by water. Fill the bin with cold water and add 1 tablespoon of mild detergent to the water.
Submerge the clutch in the water and let soak for two hours.
Remove the clutch from the water. Blot away the excess water with a towel, taking care not to rub the satin so that it doesn’t fray or stretch out of shape. Hang in a well-ventilated area and let dry.
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Small Spots and Stains
Stir 1 tablespoon of baking soda into a 1/2 cup of cold water. Continue stirring until all of the baking soda is dissolved.
Use a cotton ball to dab a small amount of the baking soda solution onto the stained spots of your clutch.
Blot the spot dry with a fresh cotton ball. Let air-dry completely.
Don't wring the clutch out to speed up drying. Wringing wrinkles the satin permanently.
Don't use hot water to clean satin. Hot water stretches the satin out of shape and may cause the dye to fade.
Although spot-cleaning is often effective, cleaning the whole item prevents water spots from appearing.