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Hannahboo
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Fimo buttons

Postby Hannahboo » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:59 pm

Does anyone know if buttons made from Fimo can go in the washing machine? I have a cardigan that I made purposefully in wool/acrylic mix so that it can go in the washing machine and just worried that if I put Fimo buttons on it will mean it can't be washed in the machine.
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Re: Fimo buttons

Postby scarlet » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:05 pm

I don't think they can....

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Re: Fimo buttons

Postby Hannahboo » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:30 pm

scarlet wrote:I don't think they can....

Thought that may be the case, wish I has used pure wool now as the only reason I didn't was so it could be machine washed :roll:

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Re: Fimo buttons

Postby JenKyleKaitlinRoo » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:09 pm

oh no. I made Dd's cardi out of superwash so i could machine it but was going to get fimo buttons.

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Re: Fimo buttons

Postby Sally » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:43 pm

i have washed polymer clay buttons in the machine as long as its v cool wash mine were ok but be careful and put them in a pillowcase first :D

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Re: Fimo buttons

Postby *tinkerbellarella* » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:33 pm

i make fimo buttons, and they are fine on a wool cycle in a machine, i tested both glazed and unglazed and both came out just dandy actually. no special treatment, just a wool cycle.x

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Re: Fimo buttons

Postby evansmummy » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:41 pm

I'm not sure how the you'll cope continuely washed in a machine. Plain ones not so bad but detailed I wouldn't be so sure. I've tested mine lots of different ways and soaking them over night is not recommended :giggle:

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Re: Fimo buttons

Postby *tinkerbellarella* » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:45 pm

ah yes didn't think of the the detailed oi probably wouldn't machine wash those, i do more plain ones for personal use, that's the kind i was thinking of. not soaked any yet either, but i guess if they was on dungarees etc u could just leave the top section out?

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Re: Fimo buttons

Postby Tara84 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:57 pm

evansmummy wrote:I'm not sure how the you'll cope continuely washed in a machine. Plain ones not so bad but detailed I wouldn't be so sure. I've tested mine lots of different ways and soaking them over night is not recommended :giggle:


Mine ones from you Kim have coped with overnight soaking for lanolising fairly well, the varnish has gone a little bit rough in places but the fimo itself is fine.


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