Isn't this the cutest fabric EVER??? I recently swapped someone for it and she warned me it had some spots on it. I didn't care. I wanted it!! When I got it home, I washed it in my laundry detergent that will seriously take anything out. Except rust. Darn.
Until I found out that there is a way to get it out. Using something most people have laying around, and a little sunshine. Today, we are going to learn how to get rust stains (and even those diffuse yellow stains that distinguish a lot of older fabrics) out of our precious fabrics!
This is what you will need:
- your rust riddled fabric
- lemon juice
- paper towels
And this is what you do.
(if you look closely near the side edge, you can see the rust. The fabric was covered like that with rust)
- lay your dry fabric out on the paper towels
- juice your lemon(s)
- soak the rust stains with lemon juice so that the paper towel and fabric stick together. (and you don't have to be particular with this step. My fabric had seeds and pulp all over it)
- lay the paper towel/fabric layer out in the sun to dry.
- repeat if necessary.
I did this twice to my rust riddled fabric and the stains are mostly gone. I'm kind of picky though, so if the sun is out today, I'll do it once more.
Tada, no more rust to speak of!
Have a great, rust-free weekend!!