Does anyone know how to clean cabbage patch dolls from the 80's

by Valery
I kept my daughters cabbage patch dolls. For years. I'd like to clean them, make new clothes and then give back to my grown girls.
  6 answers
  • Debbie Harris Debbie Harris on Nov 12, 2013
    Have you tried "Woolite" and hand washing?
  • Marcy Marcy on Nov 12, 2013
    What a blast from the past! I had a few cabbage patch dolls growing up, good memories! I would second the suggestion of Debbie. Use a few cloths and warm water and wash by hand.
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Nov 12, 2013
    Be careful that you do not wash off their faces. Not all of these were heat set for durability. Also, make sure you have plenty of dry hand towels to blot dry the dolls to keep them for spotting. You might want to go by a dry cleaner's and see if they have any ideas...or an upholstery shop...after all these dolls are the same thing as a pillow! If you know who mad them, contact the company and inquire as to how to clean them.
  • Valery Valery on Nov 12, 2013
    thank you all so much. I will go the hand wash method. they're not really dirty, just need freshening.
  • Cathy L. Cathy L. on Nov 15, 2013
    I was given nine Cabbage Patch Kids that were moldy and stinky from sitting in an outdoor storage unit. I was very successful cleaning them all by throwing them in a washing machine with laundry detergent and bleach! They all turned out in "Like New" condition! I did have to spend a few minutes re-doing the hair on two of them because I used rubber bands instead of the covered hair bands to secure the longer hair. No more mold or smells when they came out of the dryer!
  • Valery Valery on Nov 15, 2013
    I do remember putting them in the machine when the girls were little. thank you