How Do I Wash My 100% Polyester Fiber Pillow And Blanket?

By Jay White

December 6, 2018   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man


A pillow or blanket made of 100% polyester fiber should be dry cleaned, if possible. But sometimes, you don’t have enough money to clean these delicate items professionally. If you are looking for the best tips in washing a 100% polyester fiber pillow and blanket, the list below should be able to help you out.

Gentle Cycle and Cold Water

Wash your pillow and blanket carefully. One of the challenges with washing a pillow is ensuring that the “delicate fill” is not damaged. Sometimes, when the interior material becomes wet, it won’t dry very well.

You can purchase a mesh bag for delicate items for under $10. This is a great option for silk, polyester, and cotton materials that could be damaged easily. Just place your 100% polyester fiber pillow and blanket in the wash bag.

It is important to wash these delicate items by themselves on the gentlest cycle possible. Hand washing would be ideal, if you have the time. Make sure you use cold water only and increase the amount of fabric softener you use.

Dry Carefully

Many delicate pillow materials, like feathers and small polyester fibers, clump together when wet.

Once the washing cycle is complete after the spin dry, you should carefully take the pillow and shake it out. You might want to punch the pillow to dislodge any clumps inside.

You could also allow the pillow and blanket to air dry. However, you must make sure that the area is warm enough to completely dry them. You don’t want mold growing inside.

When drying sensitive materials, you could use a drying bag or wrap the pillow in a towel. Set the machine to the most sensitive drying setting. You might want to put the dryer on the “Fluff” setting without heat. Once again, dry your pillow and blanket by themselves.

Make sure the 100% polyester fiber pillow and blanket are thoroughly dried, but not over-dried. Check the dryer regularly. Shake the bag to un-clump the filler material. Remove when the delicate pillow and blanket are completely dry. Remember, do not over-dry.

Jay White

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