CHI Good Questions: OK to Wash These Cotton Curtains?

CHI Good Questions: OK to Wash These Cotton Curtains?

Janel Laban
Mar 27, 2008

Alex is looking for some advice: "Hoping that someone can help. I have the sailcloth tab top curtains from Pottery Barn and as the final part of redoing my bedroom this month want to give them a good clean. They are 100% percent cotton but the label says they are dry clean only. I think washing them in cold on the delicate cycle should do the trick and hanging to dry.

Are there any AT'ers that have experience with these? I'd hate to end up with curtains half their original size!"

We don't have the Pottery Barn version but we do have very similar cotton drapes and do wash them at home in the machine and hang to dry. We didn't experience any noticeable shrinkage, and have washed them this way several times.

That said, it would be great to hear from any readers who own the exact Pottery Barn ones before Alex takes the plunge and throws them in the machine...can anyone give an ok on washing these curtains?

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