Hi everyone! I’m pretty new to selling my crochet products and I made beanies. I was wondering if I should wash the beanies first before I actually give them to the buyers or should I just give them instructions on how to properly wash them? I used 100% acrylic yarn for the beanies.
Thank you so much for your help!
I do not. Instructions would be enough I think.
At most I throw them in the dryer on fluff air dry with a dryer sheet.
I would not, but if something happened to it that required a cleaning and there was absolutely no way to make another one in time, I would very carefully spot clean or wash and dry VERY carefully by hand.
we usually just print the info on a small card and insert it with the package, or if it’s several items (like booth at a market) you can print up business cards with all the info and give one to each buyer.
The info I include is fiber content, washing instructions, safety warning for children under 3, and contact/store info
oh, to answer your first question, no. If needed to “bloom” the yarn, I will wash the yarn before I start, but usually not afterwards. Also, you should put whether the item was made in a smoke free home and if you have pets. So fiber content, care instructions, smoking/pets, and shop or socials
I never have
If I needed to I would then gift that one to family and make another
For me it really depends on where they are going. If I’m just giving them away I usually don’t wash them first but if I’m donating them I usually do. (I make stuffed animals btw)
Wash the beanies that are completed or wash the yarn before making the beanies?
I think I’m the odd one here. But yes! Wash the finished project!!
I wash all the blankets, booties, bonnets, beanies, and so on in the washer inside a lingerie bag.
Then depending on the fiber put in dryer on medium (acrylic) and check it often, or put on air fluff ( if a smaller piece). I NEED to know if this thing is going to fall apart or be weird before giving away.
Amigurumi is the same unless chenille, then it’s hand wash and air dry.
Cmon people, the yarn has been everywhere! Your bag, your car, the floor, etc.
Made.in.the.moment recently made a post about this on instagram.
It was brought up that the yarn is exposed to everywhere you have been as well as every stitch touching your hands and picking up anything you have touched along the way.
I think if I was selling clothing I would try and wash first, part due to wishing to block things like that for the best look available.
I read that same post by Made In The Moment!
Thank you so much for your input! I wouldn’t need to block the beanies? It’s ok for me to just put it in the dryer?
oh, see, if I’m making for others (sell or gift) that yarn gets cleaned then placed into ziplock bags and never touches a surface afterwards. Same for my daughter, she creates a clean space and projects for sale only get worked on there. She still notes that it came from a home with pets, but that the pets are not allowed in the crafting space.
I don’t sell anything but if it was me, I’d block before selling especially if it comes out looking wrinkly or out of shape.
I mean, it depends on your preference. But if I make a wearable, I wash it. If I make an amigurumi and sell it, I might not “wash” it myself per se, cause I always wash my surfaces and keep all the stuff clean, but I also always advise customers to wash it and provide instructions.
thank you so much! I try my best to keep my work area clean and I always wash my hands but I did end up washing the beanies just to make sure that it won’t unravel while in the wash and they survived
I don’t wash mine but I do keep them in a workspace free of my pets’ fur, and keep the space clean of dust, etc to prevent anything from getting soiled. I do sometimes throw wearables or blankets in the dryer on a brief steam refresh though, with some seventh generation sensitive skin dryer sheets, which I also layer between my FO in my craft fair storage.
It’s important to remember that a lot of people have sensitivities or allergies to a lot of cleansers, fragrances, etc. While tropical tide may smell lovely, it could make a buyer break out or get a migraine, etc. So if you opt for washing, I would just recommend being conscious of those potential reactions, and maybe keep a small source of more allergy safe products to use specifically for those.