Laundry disaster! I forgot to check the secret pocket on his hoodie and a yellow crayon made it through the washer and the dryer. The only 2 pieces of clothes in the entire load that got yellow crayon melted on was his elephant hoodie that I made for him and a pair of jeans. The hoodie got it the worst, by far. Mostly on the hood, but quite a bit of it.
I had no idea how to remove this much melted crayon from clothes so it sat in the laundry area for months. I finally decided to tackle my problem so where did I start? Google of course! I came across a blog that sung the praises of LA's Totally Awesome so I gave it a go. I found this stain remover at Family Dollar for only $1 a bottle.
She said to put the clothing in the wash on the hottest, longest setting and add half the bottle. I also pre-treated the spots with a bit of the stain remover as well. No scrubbing, no elbow grease required.
After the first wash quite a bit of the crayon was gone and what was left seemed to have balled up on the surface of the fabric. I scraped off what I could with my fingernail and sent it through the wash again. I pre-treated the spots and added about a 1/3 cup of the stain remover.
After the second wash all that is left is a faint yellow spot on the top of the hood. The spot on the inside of the hood is gone as is the spot on the solid part of the hood. I am hopeful that the remaining spot will fade more when washed again. To say I am releaved that this hoodie was saved is an understatement. It is one of my favorite things that I have made for him. In fact I'm working on a pair of matching sweatpants.
I would have to say that LA's Totally Awesome has definately lived up to it's name!