I shared that I learned how to sew from watching my mother, and this length of fabric is one I inherited from her stash. I noticed an age-related stain along the fold line of this fabric and needed to find a way to remove it without damaging the fabric or fading the print. Fearful of having my own Lady Macbeth moment, I decided to try a recommendation I learned about on - where else - Pinterest!!
Using equal parts of laundry detergent, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, I made a paste to apply to the stain down the center of the fabric, using an old toothbrush to work the solution into the fibers.
|Is this the biggest bag of baking soda you've ever seen?!|
I then laundered as usual, hoping the stain would come out. Good news...it worked!! No more age stain, and the fabric is still in good condition. By the way, this paste works great on arm pit stains left on garments from antiperspirant use.
Before and After
In examining this fabric, I noticed one of the print motifs is a postal stamp dated 1965. I wouldn't doubt at all if this fabric is that old.