Items purchased that have been custom made through either embroidery/applique or heat transfer vinyl application, we always suggest you turn the garment inside out to wash in cold/warm water. With applique and embroidery, laying flat to dry is best but a low/medium dry setting is completely acceptable. Dry garments with heat transfer vinyl on low/medium as well. If ironing is needed, for vinyl, press from the inside of the garment. For embroidery/applique use medium heat and it's best to put a thin pressing cloth or t-shirt or even sheet over the garment to protect the stitches. It's important to note, manufacturers of heat transfer vinyl recommend you do not use fabric softener.