How to care for Spoonflower Products

Fabrics

Shrinkage: Some shrinkage may occur during the both the printing process and then, in addition, during washing. Total estimated shrinkage for the base fabric(s) in your order is listed below:

  • Chiffon: 0-1% in length and width.
  • Poly Crepe de Chine and Eco Canvas: 0-1% in length and 1-2% in width.
  • Satin, Silky Faille, and Fleece: 1-2% in length and 0-1% in width.
  • Minky: 1-2% in length and 1-3% in width.
  • Performance Knit: 1-2% in length and 2-4% in width.
  • Sport Lycra: 1-3% in length and 0-1% in width.
  • Performance Pique: 1-3% in length and 1-2% in width.
  • Kona Cotton Ultra: 2-3% in length and 4-5% in width.
  • Modern Jersey: 2-4% in length and 0-1% in width.
  • Linen Cotton Canvas Ultra: 2-4% in length and 0-2% in width.
  • Cypress Cotton Canvas: 3-4% in length and 0-1% in width.
  • Basic Cotton Ultra and Organic Cotton Sateen Ultra: 3-4% in length and width.
  • Lightweight Cotton Twill: 4-6% in length and 1-2% in width.
  • Celosia Velvet: 5-6% in length and 2-3% in width.
  • Cotton Poplin Ultra: 5-6% in length and 3-4% in width.
  • Dogwood Denim: 7-8% in length ad 1-2% in width.
  • Cotton Spandex Jersey: 7-10% in length and 1-3% in width.
  • Organic Cotton Knit Ultra: 9-11% in length and 5-7% in width.
  • Organic Sweet Pea Gauze: 14% in length and 8% width

Washing/Drying

Natural Fabrics:

For best results, we recommend washing these fabrics with phosphate free detergent in cool water using a gentle or delicate machine cycle. We also suggest washing before use.

Some fading as a result of cleaning is typical for these fabrics. This is most notable on darker shades. Front loading washers contribute to color loss due to the increased tumbling action during cleaning. Fading can be minimized through use of cool wash settings and gentle wash cycles.

Tumble dry on a low temperature or permanent press setting and remove promptly.

Polyester Fabrics:

Wash separately in cool water using a gentle machine cycle. Machine dry using a low temperature or permanent press setting and remove promptly to avoid wrinkles.

Ironing

Natural Fabrics

We recommend ironing our 100% cotton fabrics using standard settings for cotton. Steam may be used to remove wrinkles. We also recommend that you iron with the printed side down for best results.

Mineral deposits in the iron and spraying fabric with a water bottle may cause unexpected staining or marking and should be avoided.

High temperature settings may cause discoloration or crushing of linen and we recommend use of synthetic settings and a light touch for that fabric type. 

Polyester Fabrics

If required, use an iron with a light touch on a synthetic setting only. Higher iron temperatures may result in color transfer and, in extreme cases, melting of fabric.

Wallpaper

Gently wipe down with a damp cloth. The use of cleaner or heavy rubbing can cause color to lift.