How to Wash Microfiber Pillow Covers in the Washing Machine

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Things You'll Need

  • Gentle laundry detergent

  • Suede brush

Microfiber is a synthetic fabric made of mostly polyester with smaller amounts of other fibers, such as nylon, acrylic or rayon, according to the textile database. Microfiber is often an upholstery fabric on furniture and pillows because it resembles suede without needing the same care. A benefit of microfiber is the stain resistance of the microfiber fabric as well as ease with which it washes. Wash microfiber pillow covers in the washing machine to keep plush decorative pillows clean and attractive.


Step 1

Remove the microfiber pillow covers from the pillows and zip or button them completely.

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Step 2

Place the microfiber pillow covers in the washing machine without any other items.

Step 3

Set the washing machine to a cool, gentle cycle with a cool rinse. Add the appropriate amount of a gentle laundry detergent and start the washing machine.

Step 4

Remove the microfiber pillow covers from the washing machine and place them into the dryer. Set the dryer to an air-dry cycle and start the dryer. If your dryer does not have an air-dry option (most dryers do), hang the pillow covers to air dry.

Step 5

Take the microfiber pillows out of the dryer after they dry completely.


Step 6

Place the pillow covers back onto the pillows.

Step 7

Brush the nap of the pillow covers gently with a suede brush to make it smooth.


Follow any specific laundering recommendations included with your microfiber pillow covers.


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