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Fabrics and Colors Washing Machine Cycle Detergents and other Laundry Additives Dryer Cycle
Not all fabrics can be laundered Check the label in the clothing for more information Some fabrics can be washed, but not dried Some must be dry cleaned Sort the fabrics by type
Sort by similar colors Some dyes will transfer to other pieces of clothing
Should fabric or color take priority when sorting?
Cold ◦ More energy efficient ◦ Prevents color bleeding ◦ Prevents shrinking Warm and Hot ◦ More durable fabrics ◦ Lighter colors
Water level ◦ Small ◦ Medium ◦ Large Clothes may not get clean if water level is too low
Most machines have different cycles: ◦ Gentle ◦ Regular ◦ Heavy Choose the cycle based upon the fabric
In groups of three, discuss the problems that could arise from choosing the wrong water temperature, water level, or washer cycle.
Detergents are used for cleaning the laundry Some detergents are made for specific items Most detergents can be used for any types of clothing Use appropriate amount for the load size
Use caution with bleach Two types: ◦ Bleach for whites only ◦ Color-safe bleach
Fabric softener helps to avoid static Can be in liquid form or a dryer sheet Some people do not use this
What decisions do you need to make about detergents and laundry additives? What issues could arise if improper decisions are made?
Air Dry ◦ Can prevent shrinking ◦ Less energy is used Dryer ◦ Faster ◦ Can shrink some fabrics ◦ Clothes may feel softer
Low Medium High
Time Level of dryness
Air dry vs. dryer Provide benefits for your assigned option.
Unit 2: Caring for Clothing
Laundry. Supplies Detergent or Soap Stain Remover Fabric Softener Bleach Thread, Needles, Buttons.
How to do Laundry 1. Check the pockets. 2. Check for tears or rips 3. Check the care label- separate any that say “dry clean or hand wash etc) 4. Pretreat.
Guidelines to help you look your best! Nancy Bodman June 2007.
Mrs. Hayes Home & Careers
Intermediates Joy Jordan, Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist and Tiffany Browning 4-H Project Coordinator, Department of Family, Youth & Community.
6 th Grade - FACS. Required by law Tells how to care for garment Must list fiber content.
Family and Consumer Sciences presents the Seventh Grade.
+ Fabric Care Unit 9 th Grade Fashion. + Sorting Clothes Sorting clothes is important because it prevents colors from bleeding. It also prevents clothes.
Clothing Care Chapter 17 page 258.
2.02 Explain ways to care for apparel. Sorting clothes Weight- Sturdy cotton, Knits, & Delicate Color- White, Light color, & Darks Heavily Soiled-
Caring for Clothing.
Laundry and Stain Removal. Basic Clothing Care 1.Read labels and treat clothes accordingly. 2.Washing Wears out clothing. 3.Hot water gets clothes the.
A quick and easy tutorial!
L AUNDRY. Why do we need clean clothes? Why is it necessary to know how to do your own laundry?
Bell Ringer Do you do your own laundry? If so, do you sort your clothes and read labels before you wash them? NOTEBOOK CHECK- 10 stamps starting on 12/8.
Clothing Care. Two ways you can learn about your clothing: 1. Hang Tags – Are larger tags attached to new garments. Are removed before wearing. Include.
Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Caring for Clothes Chapter Steps to Keeping Your Clothes in Great Shape Take care not to damage or soil clothing as you get dressed or undressed.
The Laundry Process As a result of completing this activity you will be better prepared to keep your clothes clean and looking their best longer.
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