Delicates Wash bag

Keep your delicates safe in the washing machine using a little net bag.

delicates wash bag

I'm going to start with a bit of a long background story today. If you have no interest in the 'why' and only want the 'how' just scroll on down!

I have had a very lengthy (ie: all my life) love/hate relationship with sockies, invisible socks, sockettes, shoe liners, call them what you will.

  • I love how they look ie: you can't see them

  • I love how they help stop your shoes stinking

  • I hate how they don't stay on my feet

It is just like when we were kids and our socks would always 'go to sleep' in our welly boots.

Here's a facebook post of mine from last year:

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Well I'm happy to say I have found a solution. PEDS Liners. I saw a review online (I can't remember where now, sorry) and thought they were worth a try. 

Whoop whoop, they are great. They stay on my feet all day. It's the little rubbery grippy bits on the heel that make all the difference. 

So once this problem was finally solved I had a new problem. 

How do I stop these delicate and fairly tiny things getting swallowed up inside the washing machine? They are on the expensive side so I want them to last, and getting caught up in the machine somewhere is not good for the machine either.

The solution - a net delicates bag to wash them in.

These delicates bags are available in the shops and they are not expensive. 

You might decide to go and buy one right now and that would be great.

If however, like me, you have a bit of old net curtain and an old zip (mine was rescued from an old cushion cover) then you can make one "FOR FREEEE" (Bedtime Stories anyone?) and in about 10 minutes.

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Cut a piece of net curtain about 50cm x 18cm (20" x 7")

how to make a simple delicates wash bag
  • Pin one short side of the net to one side of the zip and stitch.

  • Pin and sew the other short side of the net to the other side of the zip.

  • Trim the zip.

  • Open the zip a little - this is important!

  • You've basically made a tube so shuffle the bag round, until the zip is about 1 inch down from the edge.

  • Stitch down each side seam, I went back and forth over the zip a few times just to make sure it was secure.

  • Turn right side out through the open zip.

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We leave this in the laundry basket so both our daughter and I can add our PEDS liners to the bag as we go along. Then whoever is putting the washing on can just bung the whole bag in with the rest without having to think about it too much.

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I believe other little sockette things with the grippy heel are available, but PEDS Liners are the only one I've tried. This post isn't sponsored by the PEDS people, I just really like them!


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