Well I have been considering this for a while. I have a beautiful puffin tote bag and the handles were becoming very grubby. Then when a rather drunk man decided to pour his pint of beer over me and my beautiful bag, I have bitten the bullet and given it a wash.
Outcome : delighted. It has come up perfectly. I used some soap flakes and a nail brush to give it a scrub with hand warm water. No adverse effects. I can now sigh with relief.
Thank you again dawn for a beautiful bag. ❤️❤️❤️. Carol West. 09/01/20