101 things to do with Soak | 010 Washing fabric purses

Author: Ngoc

This purse is made with a simple yellow and black fabric bag decorated with embellishments. I’ve made the mistake of throwing embellished clothing and accessories in the washing machine before only to have them come out more naked than when they went in. So this time, I smartened up and used Soak instead.


This purse, though not extra stylish, chic or expensive, has a very dear place in my heart. It is one of the only souvenirs I picked up when I went to visit my family in Vietnam 3 years ago. It was a very eye opening and enriching experience to learn about the culture and to experience how drastically different their lives are in comparison. One of my favorite memories was floating in the beautiful blue waters of Nha Trang, in this little tiny “glass bottom boat” while the gentleman beside me shaded me from the sun with his umbrella.  

With summer just around the corner, I wanted my bag to be clean and ready for all my summer adventures. I left the bag to soak for 15 minutes and was shocked at how dirty the water was. I guess it needed this soaking more than I had thought. Now all I need is for the weather to stay warm.

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