Some of you might be wondering how to wash jackets in the washing machine and if it is safe to do so. Well, the answer is ‘yes’ as you can and should wash your favorite jackets in the washing machine as long as they are made from natural fibers such as cotton or wool.

The only types of jackets that cannot be washed in a washing machine are those that are made from leather or plastic.

How to wash jackets in the washing machine?

If your jacket is made of natural fibers, you can follow the steps below.

  • First remove any metal buttons, zippers, and labels before putting them into the washing machine.
  • Then turn on your washing machine WITHOUT adding any clothes to it.
  • Pour 2 glasses of white vinegar into the drum. Add your jacket to the washing machine and let it turn for 30 minutes.
  • After thirty minutes, pour out the vinegar into a washing machine and close the lid. Let it turn again for 5-10 minutes before stopping it.
  • Remove your jacket from the washer properly without making any jerks and hang it over a chair to dry.

Some of you might think that it is not necessary to add vinegar to the washing machine when trying to wash jackets in the washing machine; however, this usually will make your jacket’s colors fade and if you do not want this to happen, better add some white vinegar before turning on the machine. Also, do not forget to follow the washing machine’s instructions on how often should you wash other types of clothes in it.

If your jacket is made from natural fabrics such as cotton or wool, but it contains some artificial materials as well, try washing these jackets by following the steps below: First remove any zippers, buttons, and labels from collars before putting them into the washing machine.

Then, turn on your washing machine WITHOUT adding any clothes to it. Pour 2 glasses of white vinegar into the drum. Add your jacket to the washing machine and let it turn for 30 minutes. After thirty minutes, pour out the vinegar into the washing machine and close the lid. Let it turn again for 5-10 minutes before stopping it. Remove your jacket from the washer properly without making any jerks and hang it over a chair to let dry.

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