Care of Cotton Lawn Fabric

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Care of Cotton Lawn Fabric
Christening gowns have been made with lawn fabric for centuries. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Cotton lawn fabric is not a fabric used for lawn furniture. Instead, it is a finely woven cotton fabric that resembles linen and is used in children's clothing, pyjamas and as quilting material. Unlike traditional cotton clothing, lawn fabric resists wrinkles and has a soft, silky feel. The lightweight fabric is perfect for use in summer clothing or for layering in other seasons.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Delicate clothing detergent
  • Bath towel
  • Wood or plastic clothes hanger
  • Iron

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  1. 1

    Wash lawn fabric in cool water using the delicate cycle of the washing machine and a detergent formulated for delicate clothing.

  2. 2

    Spread out a heavy bath towel and place the lawn fabric on top. Roll the towel to remove excess moisture from the garment.

  3. 3

    Hang the garment on a wooden or plastic coat hanger in a warm area to completely dry.

  4. 4

    Iron with a warm iron to remove any wrinkles that may be in the fabric.

Tips and warnings

  • Cotton lawn fabric is often used for christening gowns.
  • It is believed that "lawn" fabric was invented in the 19th century.
  • Always read the label on your particular fabric to be sure there are not any special instructions.

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