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Update Old or Used Cloths: Removing Sweater Fuzzies

As you know from previous posts, I buy used cloths at garage sales. I also like to host clothing swaps (Naked Lady Parties) from time to time and I get great hand-me-downs from my wonderful friends. Needless to say, I am getting pretty good at giving old cloths a new life!!

I have two great sweaters that were passed on to me from a dear friend. Yes, this is the same friend that gave me that great skirt.

Here's how I got rid of the fuzzies and made these sweaters look great and more importantly wearable again :)

First I tried using masking tape. This usually works for most fabrics but as you can see it did little damage to my armpit fuzzie problem on this wool sweater.

It looks better but still plenty of little balls around the arm pits.

So next I took a disposable razor to it. I sweep it along the fabric, basically "trimming" off the fuzzies.

Then I went over it with a lint roller to pick up the residue.

                       Much Better!!!
Here is a before and after of the red cashmere sweater. I just skipped straight to the razor then lint roller.


Before you throw out your favorite sweater try giving it a quick shave!!


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