How to Care for a Sequin Saree or Dress?
Embroidered and embellished clothing needs more care especially in case of sequins. A sequin saree or a dress is a delicate piece of clothing which must be handled with an utmost care. These sequin sarees and dresses are very fragile hence cleaning them is a bit tricky. Many people prefer to get them cleaned professionally without taking any risk of cleaning them at home.
Despite the difficulties of cleaning or washing a sequin saree / dress at home, you can still try turning the garments inside-out and washing them on a delicate cycle can help keep the colors bright and the sequins intact. Letting them dry flat also can help prevent the garments from wrinkling without melting or breaking the sequins in a dryer.
When the entire dress needs to be washed, it may be placed on a delicate cycle in the washing machine with a mild, alkali-free detergent. To help keep sequins in place as well as to keep the colors bright, the dress may also be turned inside-out and placed in a pillowcase prior to washing. A sequin dress may also be washed by hand.
This can be done by filling a bathtub with cold water and a mild detergent, slowly submerging the dress into the water, carefully scrubbing between the sequins with a soft-bristle toothbrush, then rinsing thoroughly. To dry the sequin dress by hand, place it between two dry towels and carefully press. It is usually not a good idea to wring it out, as this can cause the sequins to tear away from the garment. If in case few sequins become loose, they can easily be repaired with a thin, matching thread and fine needle.