How to Care for Boucle Fabric

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How to Care for Boucle Fabric
You can wash bouclé wool in your washing machine. (Martin Poole/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Bouclé is a type of wool fabric blended with nylon, resulting in an extra durable, textured material. The fabric is available in various colours and is used in women's wear including coats, suits, skirts and trousers. Bouclé, also known as wool bouclé, is warm to the touch and has a "fuzzy" feeling. Like other wool fabrics, bouclé is not immune to dirt, stains and grime. The material is washable in your washing machine or by hand in the sink.

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Things you need

  • Washing machine or sink
  • Washing powder
  • Clothesline, drying rack or large towel
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
  • Soft white cloth or rag
  • Cold water

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  1. 1

    Remove any items from the pockets of the bouclé item you want to wash and place them to the side.

  2. 2

    Place the item in your washing machine or sink and add a capful of washing powder. Set the washing machine to the gentle or delicate cycle.

  3. 3

    Fill the machine or sink with water that is approximately 4.44 degrees Celsius, which is the cold or cool water setting. Let the item wash and spin, if using a washing machine, or wash the item by hand in a sink and gently wring out the excess water after washing.

  4. 4

    Dry the item on a clothesline, drying rack or lay it on a large towel on a flat surface.

  5. 5

    Turn the bouclé item inside out after it is dry and place it on an ironing board. Set your iron to the wool setting.

  6. 6

    Wet a soft, white cloth or rag with cold water. Wring out the excess water and place the cloth or rag on top of the bouclé item. Iron the item until it is wrinkle free.

Tips and warnings

  • If your washing machine doesn't have a gentle or delicate cycle and you don't want to wash the bouclé item by hand, take it to a dry cleaner.

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