How to Clean a Satin Clutch

By June Ramadhan

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.

Use a mild detergent to prevent tarnishing the sheen or fading the fabric.

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Cleaning the Whole Clutch

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Submerge the clutch in the water and let soak for two hours.

Step 3

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.

Small Spots and Stains

Step 4

Stir 1 tablespoon of baking soda into a 1/2 cup of cold water. Continue stirring until all of the baking soda is dissolved.

Step 5

Use a cotton ball to dab a small amount of the baking soda solution onto the stained spots of your clutch.

Step 6

Blot the spot dry with a fresh cotton ball. Let air-dry completely.