Washing a reversible practice jersey can be tricky. The fabric is usually thinner than regular jerseys, and its reversible means you have to be careful not to get any dye on the inside. However, it's still important to wash your practice jersey regularly if you want it to last longer and stay looking good. Washing a reversible practice jersey requires some special considerations that aren't necessary when washing other jerseys. We'll cover everything you need to know about how best to clean your reversible practice jersey in this article!

Remove Any Visible Dirt

You should start by removing any visible dirt. This can be done with a soft brush, cloth, or vacuum cleaner attachment. If the jersey has been used for many years and is very dirty, you may want to consider washing it at this point instead of trying to use the dry-cleaning method first.

Once you've removed all visible dirt, dry off your reversible practice jersey with a damp cloth and let it air dry (if you don't want to take this step and want to move on to step 2).

Turn The Jersey Inside Out

Before you put your jersey in the washing machine, turn it inside out. This will protect the softer side of the jersey from damage and also ensure that any stains on that side of the fabric won't be transferred to the outside of your garment after they've been cleaned.

Another thing to remember is that reversible jerseys are made of two different fabrics, so it's important not to mix them up when washing! The inside of a reversible practice jersey has a softer feel than its exterior counterpart. This means that this part should be treated with extra care during laundering.

Fill With Cold Water

Cold water is ideal for washing a reversible practice jersey. Still, if you've spilled something on it that could potentially stain, or if your jersey is exceptionally dirty and needs to be scrubbed clean, you can use warm water. If this is a small jersey and you're worried about it shrinking in the wash, use cold water instead of warm.

Add Soap

This is the most important step of all, so don't rush it! Take your time! If you use too much detergent, your jersey will be covered in bubbles, and you'll have to rewash it to get rid of them. Use a small amount (a few drops) of mild detergent and make sure it covers both sides evenly before moving on to the next step.

Wash And Rinse

This is the most straightforward step of the whole process, so don't worry if it doesn't seem that exciting!

If you have a very bright jersey that you're worried about getting faded, you can choose to wash it on the cool cycle. This will help keep the colors from bleeding together in the wash. 

In general, jerseys are durable, so there's no need to be afraid of accidentally ruining them by throwing them in with other clothes or putting them through the dryer (unless otherwise instructed by your jersey's tag).

Let The Jersey Air Dry

While it's tempting to throw your jersey in the dryer after washing it, experts recommend air drying. Air drying is best for the environment and prevents damage that might occur from heat or chemicals. It also prevents your jersey's shrinking, fading, color bleeding, and mold/mildew. Do not use a dryer or iron the jersey (this will damage the fabric).


Now that you've read this guide, you should have all the information you need to wash your reversible practice jersey. It's important to keep in mind that every fabric is different and will respond differently to washing. You may need more than one attempt before finding a method that works well for your own jersey.