Wash with similar colors at 30 degrees in the machine. Turn it inside out so that the outside is not scraped against the drum. Close all Velcro. Saddle pad with swarovski crystals can advantageously be washed in a large laundry bag, or wrapped in a pillowcase. Remember that the edge bands can tighten after washing and therefore it is important that it stretches when wet. Do not use detergent with bleach or fabric softener, do not tumble dry.