Sherpa blankets are a popular household item for a good reason – they’re soft, cozy, and perfect for keeping warm on a cold night. However, if your sherpa blanket starts to fray and mat at the edges, it can lose some of its appeals. It can be difficult to fix if you have a matted sherpa blanket. However, you can restore your beloved blanket to its former glory with a few simple steps. This blog post will show you how to fix a matted sherpa blanket using a few household items. Stay warm and cozy all winter long with your newly fixed blanket.
Summary: If you find that your sherpa blanket is starting to look a little matted, here’s how to fix it! Start by cutting off the excess fabric, working from the outside in. Once you’ve cut off the excess, use a seam ripper to remove the sewn-on fabric. Now you can just re-sew the fabric where it needs to be and it will be back to normal!
What Causes Sherpa Blankets to Matt?
There are a few reasons why your sherpa blanket may start to matt, including:
If your sherpa blanket rubs up against something else, it can start to fray and become matted. This is often caused by using the blanket on a rough surface, such as concrete or gravel. Friction can also occur if you store your blanket in a tight space, such as a drawer or box.
Washing your sherpa blanket in a washing machine can cause the fibers to break down and become matted. To avoid this, hand wash your blanket or use the delicate cycle on your washing machine. Washing your blanket too frequently can also lead to matting, so only wash it when necessary.
If you don’t store your sherpa blanket properly, it can start to mat. Be sure to store your blanket in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing it in a humid environment, such as a basement or attic. If you notice your sherpa blanket starting to mat, you can try to fluff it up by placing it in the dryer on a low heat setting for a few minutes. You can also try brushing the blanket with a soft bristled brush.
If you dry your sherpa blanket in a clothes dryer, it can also cause the fibers to break down and matt. To avoid this, air dry your blanket or use the delicate cycle on your clothes dryer. Drying your blanket in direct sunlight can also cause it to fade.
Wear and Tear:
Over time, your sherpa blanket will show signs of wear and tear. This is normal and expected with any blanket. With proper care, you can prolong the life of your blanket and prevent it from matting too quickly.
To keep your blanket in good condition, avoid storing it in extreme hot or cold temperatures. Environmental conditions can also cause your blanket to fade, so it’s best to keep it in a cool, dry place.
Things You’ll Need
- Lint roller
- Clothes iron
- Spray bottle
A Complete Guide on How to Fix a Matted Sherpa Blanket
1. Remove Any Loose Threads
If your blanket is matted from years of wear, the first step is to remove any loose threads. Next, use a pair of scissors to cut off any loose threads. To do this, hold the blanket in one hand and use the other hand to pull on any loose threads gently. If the thread is too tight to cut, you can try to pull it out with your fingers gently. Be careful not to cut the fabric of the blanket.
2. Trim Off Any Frayed Edges.
If your blanket has any frayed edges, you can trim them off with a pair of scissors. Be careful not to cut too much fabric off. If you’re not sure how much to trim, it’s better to err on the side of caution and trim less rather than more. To do this, lay the blanket flat on a surface and carefully snip off any loose threads or fabric.
3. Use a Lint Roller.
If your blanket has lint or other things on it, you can use a lint roller to clean it. First, you roll the lint roller over the blanket until all the lint is gone. If your blanket is very dirty, you might need to use more than one lint roller. You can buy lint rollers at most stores that sell drugs or groceries.
4. Brush the Blanket.
If your blanket is made of wool or another type of natural fiber, you can use a brush to remove any dirt or debris. Use a soft-bristled brush to avoid damaging the fibers. To do this, lay the blanket flat on a surface and gently brush the surface with the brush. If the blanket is very dirty, you may need to brush it several times.
5. Vacuum the Blanket.
If your blanket is covered in lint or other debris, you can use a vacuum cleaner to remove it. Simply vacuum the blanket’s surface until all the debris has been removed. If your blanket is dirty, you may need to vacuum it several times. Vacuum cleaners are available at most hardware stores.
6. Place the Blanket in the Dryer.
If your blanket is made of synthetic fibers, you can place it in the dryer to remove any wrinkles or creases. Set the dryer to the lowest heat setting and add a few towels to the dryer to help fluff up the blanket. Dry the blanket for 10-15 minutes. Then, remove the blanket from the dryer and place it on a flat surface to cool. If the blanket is still wrinkled, you can repeat this process.
7. Hang the Blanket Outside.
If your blanket is made of natural fibers, you can hang it outside to air out any musty smells. To do this, find a sunny spot and hang the blanket over a clothesline. Allow the blanket to air out for several hours. Then, if it’s raining, you can place the blanket in a dry, sunny spot. Hang the blanket until it’s completely dry.
8. Iron the Blanket.
If your blanket is made of synthetic fibers, you can use an iron to remove any wrinkles or creases. Set the iron to the lowest heat setting and iron the blanket on a flat surface. If the blanket is very wrinkled, you may need to iron it several times. Ironing the blanket will also help to fluff up the fibers. If the blanket is too large to fit on your ironing board, you can lay it on the floor and iron it.
9. Spot Clean the Blanket.
If your blanket is stained, you can spot clean it with a mild detergent. To do this, mix together a solution of 1 part detergent and two parts water. Then, dip a cloth or sponge into the solution and use it to spot clean the blanket. Be sure to rinse the blanket thoroughly after spot cleaning it.
10. Spray the Blanket with Fabric Protector.
If you want to protect your blanket from stains, you can spray it with a fabric protector. Fabric protectors are available at most hardware stores. To use a fabric protector, follow the instructions on the bottle. Typically, you will need to spray the blanket with the fabric protector and then allow it to dry. After the blanket is dry, you can use it as normal.
11. Machine Wash the Blanket.
If your blanket is made of synthetic fibers, you can machine wash it to remove any dirt or debris. Use a mild detergent and the lowest heat setting on your washing machine. To machine wash the blanket, place it in the washing machine and select the appropriate cycle. After the cycle is complete, remove the blanket from the machine and place it in the dryer. If the blanket is very dirty, you may need to wash it several times.
12. Store the Blanket Properly.
When you’re not using the blanket, be sure to store it properly. If the blanket is made of natural fibers, you should store it in a cool, dry place. If the blanket is made of synthetic fibers, you can store it in a cool, dry place or in a plastic bag. Be sure to clean the blanket before you store it. If the blanket is dirty, it will attract insects and other pests.
How Much Does It Cost to Clean a Sherpa Blanket?
The cost of cleaning a Sherpa blanket will vary depending on the size of the blanket and the type of fabric it’s made from. The cost of cleaning a Sherpa blanket will range from $30 to $50. If you have a large or very dirty blanket, the cost of cleaning it may be higher.
How Often Should You Clean a Sherpa Blanket?
Sherpa blankets should be cleaned every three to six months. However, if you use the blanket frequently, you may need to clean it more often. It’s a good idea to spot clean the blanket as needed to remove any stains or dirt. If the blanket starts to smell musty, you can air it out or machine washes it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do You Make a Matted Blanket Fluffy Again?
No, we don’t make a ‘matted blanket fluffy again.’ However, if you would like to order a custom-made matted blanket that is sure to keep you warm and cozy all winter long, please visit our website! We have several styles and colors of matted blankets that will be sure to suit your needs.
Can You Dry Sherpa in the Dryer?
This is a tricky question because there are different opinions on the matter. Some people believe that you can, while others say that it’s not recommended and can actually damage the material. If you’re unsure whether or not it’s safe to dry Sherpa in the dryer, best to err on the side of caution and keep them away from heat!
What Are Sherpa Blankets Made of?
Sherpa Blankets are made of 100% wool. They are warm and cozy blankets that can be used in many different ways – from being used as a blanket, to being used as a scarf, to be used as a quilt. They are also very versatile and can be easily dressed up or down.
What is the Difference Between a Fleece Blanket and a Sherpa Blanket?
A fleece blanket is a soft, warm blanket made of fleece fabric. It is perfect for cold weather, as it is very lightweight and can be easily packed away. Sherpa blankets, on the other hand, are made of a different type of fabric and are designed to be extra warm and cozy. They are also much heavier and usually take more space to store.
Why is Sherpa So Expensive?
Sherpa is a high-quality, luxury fabric that is typically used for clothing and accessories. It’s also one of the most expensive fabrics to produce due to its low yield rate ( meaning it takes more fabric to create 1 yard of Sherpa than other types of fabrics). This high price tag reflects the extra labor required to produce this type of fabric.
In addition, Sherpa has unique properties that make it suited for specific applications. For example, Sherpa excels in extreme weather conditions because it repels water and windblown sand. This makes it perfect for use in outdoor jackets and pants/shorts, as well as tents and gear covers.
This article has outlined a few simple tips how to fix a matted Sherpa blanket. So, if your sherpa blanket is starting to look a little worse for wear, don’t despair! All you need is a few supplies and some time, and you can have your beloved blanket looking as good as new. We hope this article has helped give you the information you need to get started on fixing your matted sherpa blanket. So, have fun and be sure to show us the results.