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My much taller and a little bigger sister washed a 100% wool and leather ted baker Cardigan. Its now mine as shrunk too small for her so i benefited from washing real leather but unless your the smaller sister wanting to nab a too big item, i wouldn't recommend it!
For those who had things turn out great, did you use any washing powder? I have a bag I love but the lining is disgusting. Dried having it professionally cleaned and have sponged it but doesn't help much. Thinking i might bung it in the wash and see
I've washed a suede shirt and a draw strong leather bag that had exploded yogurt in it. Both looked amazing. Dried them slowly and kept working the fabric.
Tried to dye a leather jacket in the machine when it came out the thread was still light coloured and as I held it up to check it over it peeled away from the seams. The material felt all jellyish. So two out of three.