Most of the time I am wearing originally forties or fifties stockings. I want to be as careful with them as I can. Also with my forties reproduction stockings, as they are rather expensive. I am very clumsy with stockings, as I always manage, somehow, to get a tear in them. Not only me but the laundry machine is also good at that. And not wash them is also not an option. So what else can you do?!
In the forties and fifties it was very common to wash your stockings in a jar.
What do you need?
☑ A big glass jar with a lid
☑ Laundry detergent
What do you need to do?
Fill the jar with water.
Get the stockings and fold them gently.
First add some laundry detergent and then put the stockings in a jar. And shake!
As you can see the water is pretty dirty.
Then take the stockings out, throw away the dirty water and fill it with fresh, new water. Put the stockings back in and shake until they are not soapy anymore.
Take them out and leave them hanging to dry.
And when they are dry, they are ready to be worn again!