Removing blood from your fabric

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Removing blood from your fabric

Postby bwinter » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:17 pm

Hi there - this is my firt ever posting since discovering this forum and I want everyone to know this fantastic tip that I have just discovered. If you accidentally catch your finger with needles/pins whilst sewing and you get blood on your precious work, as long as you are quick you can remove it without trace with your own saliva. Don't try anyone else's saliva - it doesn't work!! Sorry this is a bit gruesome but we all do it and this tip really works! :D
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Postby Sarah Doyle » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:07 pm

This same tip is one that a drycleaner friend told me about years ago, and as a matter of fact, I have it on my sewing blog at http://SarahJDoyle.com while giving some basic information about stain removal. It DOES work very well, and we all prick our finger from time to time with pins or needles while sewing.
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Re: Removing blood from your fabric

Postby rugbyroy » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:27 am

hydrogen peroxide also works well to get rid of blood.
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Re: Removing blood from your fabric

Postby Cyndy Kitt » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:16 am

Just don't try it is you are wearing lipstick or have just had a cup of coffee, because that can cause a bigger stain.

The safest way for removing protein stains like blood is a solution of sodium bicarbonate powder (baking soda in US English).
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Re: Removing blood from your fabric

Postby Cyndy Kitt » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:20 am

Oh, and I would never recommend the use peroxide or any other bleach on anything other than pure white fabric, and even then you can damage the fibres.
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Re: Removing blood from your fabric

Postby cambron teupe » Thu May 19, 2011 8:52 am

Another tip that really worked for me, when I bled on my white cotton blazer -- shaving cream. :wink:
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Re: Removing blood from your fabric

Postby karen32 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:33 pm

Another method that works is to place the stained fabric over an old white towel and rub the stain with an ice cube. The stain will transfer from your fabric to the towel. (I'd only try this, however, on a fabric that can be dampened.)


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