Remove the pillowcase from the pillow. Remove the zippered protective case if you use one.
Using the seam ripper, rip out 4 inches of stitches along one end of the pillow's fabric cover.
Reach your hand inside the pillow, and pull out the stuffing. Set the stuffing aside.
Put the pillow cover into the wash machine. Add the manufacturer's recommended amount of clothes detergent to the washing machine. Add ½ cup bleach to the washing machine.
Wash the pillow cover in hot water on a small load cycle in the washing machine. Dry the pillow cover in the dryer with a fabric softener sheet.
Replace the stuffing through the opening in the end of the pillow.
Sew the 4-inch opening closed with a needle and thread.
Things You Will Need
- Seam ripper
- Clothes detergent
- 1/2 cup laundry bleach
- Fabric softener sheet
- Needle & thread
- Some stains can even defy bleach. Try Oxyclean in the wash load and repeat washing in hot water. If stuffing is stained or has a bad odor, soak the stuffing in a bucket of hot, soapy water or replace with fiberfill stuffing.