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Shave Fuzz Off Sweaters

Never Trash Old Clothes Again With This Defuzzing Trick

I can't count how many tearful goodbyes I've said to my favorite clothes just because I've worn them out to the point where they have unsightly fuzz. Your favorite apparel has a high risk of pilling because it rubs against surfaces more often, so loose fibers push themselves out from the surface. You'll also wash them more if you wear them a lot, which aggravates the fuzz.

But there's a handy solution that will salvage your favorite article of clothing. Take a clean razor and shave the pills off your clothes. This can be a tedious and long process, but totally worth making your favorite sweater looking brand-new again! Here are a few quick tips to keep in mind:

  • Give it gentle, short strokes to avoid accidentally shaving a tiny hole in your clothing.
  • Use a sharp razor, so you don't have to keep shaving the same area.
  • Place the item on a flat surface, preferably on an ironing board. This is so the cloth won't bunch up, which can snag your razor while you're shaving and accidentally cause a nick. I would advice to pull it over an ironing board, so you can shave one layer at a time.
  • Smooth out the material well so that it's completely flat before you shave.
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Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 2 years
This totally works!
bengalspice bengalspice 2 years
That's fine if you want to do that to your knit tshirts ... but why on Earth would you do that to a sweater? I would probably smack someone silly if I saw them take a razor to a sweater because they are too lazy to get a sweater comb.
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