Yes, it would be easier to tote cotton, linen or denim. Those fabric handbags are so easy to wash, and you can breathe easy when a toddler comes charging at it. But you have swagger. You don’t need to hide behind cotton. You aren’t afraid to trot out of the house with a suede bag. You bring it everywhere with your kiddos, even around spit, paint, dirt and mouthfuls of crackers and apple juice. You walk with confidence into the playgroup, and all the other moms just bow down to your suede-covered courage.
Dab any wet spots with paper towels, as soon as possible. If there is any moisture, remove as much of it as you can without rubbing it in or damaging the suede.
Pour a generous amount of solvent onto a paper towel, and press into any stains. Immediately cover with sawdust to soak up the solvent. Let the bag dry thoroughly.
Brush the bag in the same direction as the nap using a toothbrush. Remove any dried particles or residue. If any area is rather stubborn, use a wire brush to gently brush through the nap of the suede.
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