What wil happen if I wash a leather skirt?

(5 Posts)
Fuzzballs Thu 04-Feb-16 22:08:10

I bought it on eBay an it was a bargain so not a huge amount of money at stake. It I a lovely skirt but slightly too big, will washing shrink it, do nothing, or ruin it??

Chottie Fri 05-Feb-16 05:31:53

I would not wash it, only spot treat any stains.

If you need it altered why not have it done professionally so it fits properly and flatters you?

bishboschone Fri 05-Feb-16 14:18:56

It may go hard , you could machine wash it but as it dries it will stiffen . You will need to work the leather as it dries to avoid this . Be aware it also may not get it clean so may be pointless .

Hopefully Fri 05-Feb-16 15:34:37

I've washed leather leggings. No ill effects at all, tightened the leather back up but didn't shrink it. Google for machine washing leather.

Fuzzballs Fri 05-Feb-16 15:36:56

Thanks all. I could get it altered but i suspect altering a leather skirt would cost a lot and I only paid £20 for it. Just googled washing leather, seems that people do do this, although it can make the leather look more matt.

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