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Hacks related to creating, repairing, cleaning and drying clothing and similar textiles.

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How to remove superglue/instant glue from clothing

My favourite pair of jeans has fallen victim to a stray drip of superglue/instant glue. Now there is a small solid stain, with the glue partly embedded into the fabric. How do I remove this without ...
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Is actual waist size is larger than the one written on label of trousers in India? [closed]

On Indian shopping websites like Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra etc., if you buy some casual trouser, say of waist size 32" label, and when you measure it at home with a scale, it is most of the times 2" to ...
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What's so bad with washing different kinds of clothes? [closed]

I always hear that when putting clothes in the washing machine, you shouldn't mix different colors and different types of clothes. However, for my whole life I have been mixing white shirts with red ...
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Removing deodorant build up from t-shirts

My boyfriends t-shirts often get crusty deodorant build up which doesn't go away after washing. Is there an easy, sure-fire way to remove this? Preventative (Bonus round)- My shirts never do this, ...
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Drying clothes: windy but cold outside vs warm(ish) inside?

I know there are a few questions which are similar to this, but I'm asking for facts, about which is definitely better. We have only one clothes rack but we have a lot of laundry to get through. ...
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What are these reddish brown stains on my trousers and how can I remove them?

I have a pair of trousers that have somehow acquired this reddish brown stain over time but I can't figure out what the stain is or what could have caused it. Pictures: The stains are only on the ...
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Removing bad smell of constant use cotton clothes

Have here several cotton clothes that due to constant use, keeps with bad smell, even after washing. After been washed, when it's used, after a few minutes it begans to smell bad again. Already ...
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How do I remove white thread flakes from my jacket?

I have an Adidas100% Polyester jacket of black colour. It is warm in nature and used during mild winters. My mother happen to wash it along with other coloured clothes due to which it has developed ...
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Upgrade jackets to be water- and wind- proof

I have two winter jackets, for different lowest temperatures (i.e. one thicker and one thinner). For a while they were both fine, until I had the experiences to go through rain or through stronger ...
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New-bought cushion not washable?

So I've just returned home and bought this cushion. Really really soft, bright colours, I just love it. However, I noticed this label that says: Do Not Wash. Do Not Bleach. Line Dry. Do Not Iron. ...
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How to loosen a stuck zip?

I have a zip stuck on my coat and neither the zipper or the teeth will move. I have tried pulling it really hard but it won’t barge. Is there anyway to loosen the zip?
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How to prevent my jeans from falling when I have no belt?

Recently I forgot to put a belt in the jeans I wore to work, and noticed only after getting to work. It's a tight fit jeans so it doesn't really fall all the way down without a belt, but when walking ...
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Keeping gym gear separate from normal clothes

I have one duffle bag which I use for the gym but the clothes get mixed up and sometimes smell. How can I make sure to keep the gym clothes/shoes separate from regular clothes in the same bag?
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Fasten silicone glasses holder to arm of the glasses

I’ve bought a second glasses holder in the hope it won’t keep slipping off the arms. This is an ineffective product design. It is really annoying as I am in the middle of renovating a house. Every ...
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How can wood smoke smell be removed from clothing or helmet?

A friend of mine just returned from a 1600 mile motorcycle ride. His jacket and helmet are saturated with campfire smoke smell. It did not wash out. Is there any way to remove that wood smoke smell ...
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Making crispy clothes easy to fold

Here in the UK, it is always wet so to dry clothes we put in on heating which dry it but makes the clothes crispy, which in turn makes them hard to fold. I want to know how to fold as it’s very hard ...
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How to make your shirt shorter without sewing anything?

I have a shirt that's too long, but I have no time to sew it or bring it to a shop. I don't like tucking it in, because it doesn't look nice. How do I make it shorter without cutting anything, and ...
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How to dry clothes without clothes line or laundry dryer

Because the clothes line was already occupied and we do not have a laundry dryer I was stuck with a load of washed clothes and no place to dry them. What are some alternative ways to dry your clothes? ...
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Clean Automatic Transmission Fluid (Oil) from Car Carpet

I've bought a car that was stuck for two years into a garage and was used for storing a car part that left the rear carpet filled with ATF Oil. I did cleaning of the carpet with Kitchen Antigrease (...
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What is the best solution for ring-around-the-collar stains?

Collar stains tend to be the first major sign of wear on men's dress shirts. Are there preventative measures I can take? What about reliable techniques once the stain has appeared?
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Keeping used/dirty clothes in suitcase

While travelling with one bag/suitcase. What is the best way to keep dirty/used clothes in bag along clothes with clean/new clothes.
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How to avoid a cotton sweater to leave cotton on T-shirts?

I have recently acquired a sweater, the problem is that the inside in composed of cotton and as it's new, I always have little pieces of coton remaining on T-shirts I wear with, which is annoying. I ...
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How can I avoid itchy skin wearing jumper (sweater) on T-shirt

When the weather isn't too cold and might change during day I wear a jumper/sweater on a T-shirt, my arms get really irritated. I heard this is what happens coz wool in the sweater irritate the skin. ...
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It is very difficult to iron the clothes

It is very difficult to iron my clothes. This is my iron. Whenever I use the iron, the cloth sticks to it, what should I do?
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How do you remember which shirt you wore on the previous date?

When I start dating someone, I want to wear my best shirt (or one of my favorites) on each date. The problem is that that could lead to me wearing the same outfit each time. Is there a low effort way ...
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How to save space in a suitcase of clothing?

I am using a big airplane suitcase and was wondering if you had any tips to save space on it? Knowing that it contain mostly clothes. For instance, is there any way to bend them to maximize space? Or ...
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remove deteriorating lining from a jacket

I have a beloved jacket whose lining unfortunately began deteriorating after running it through the wash. I tried contacting the manufacturer but they did not offer any help since the jacket is too ...
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How to fix shiny cuff from iron

For some reason my shirt has been ruined by the following shiny patch on my cuff. Same can be seen on shirt back. First I do not understand why it happen and how to fix it?
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stuck drawstrings [duplicate]

so i have this drawstring sweater, and i kinda tied the strings together and now they wont come undone. they also have little knots at the end, making it almost impossible to untie the knot. this is ...
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How to get rid of this from wool coat

I have a wool coat. I love it but it attract a lot fluff and this thing (as shown in picture). How can I make so the coat doesn’t attract it and how can I clean the coat as well? As it make me look ...
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Winter wear for -20 degree Celsius and below [duplicate]

I'm planning for a trip to Iceland and need to stay outdoor for northern light. Can I know is a Windbreaker + a light down jacket work for this temperature? I'm wearing longjohn and sweater inside ...
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Can I dye a sports bra to get rid of writing on the band

I I just bought a very cute sports bra from Fashion Nova. However it has white lettering that says “selfie” on it which I dislike highly. Can I dye the white lettering so that I can’t see it or ...
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Leather coat scuffed marks removal and maintnance

I have an old leather coat which over the years is getting more and more scuffed: the black is fading but the leather is still okay underneath. How can I get it back to a (more or less) pristine ...
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How to remove pen ink from cloth?

I have a denim trouser. I am unable to remove blue pen ink on the pocket area of the trouser. What can I do?
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How to keep shirt tucked in while skiing?

When I go skiing I usually wear a two-part ski suit. I do not have any special ski underwear. I often face the problem that the shirt that I wear underneath slips out of the pants because of large ...
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How to remove the stain made by pen on leather jacket?

While writing, I accidentally draw stains on my brown leather jacket. I tried to wash it with water but it did not work and I tried to remove with body spray as well which was a recommendation from ...
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How to remove engine oil stain from clothes?

My new dress is contaminated because of engine oil stain and I try a lot of things to remove that stain like kerosene oil. So tell me how to remove that stains?
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Alternative to an electric iron?

I often go to a location where there is no electricity. When I need to press my clothes, I have no idea of an alternative method. I also often face this problem in my city because of loadshedding. ...
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How to remove color dye stain from colored clothes?

Mostly the dye stains are removed by bleaches which include chlorine that removes the stain. But this only works with white clothes because it damages colored clothes. How can I remove colored dye ...
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How can I save my season dresses properly without any wardrobe and box?

I live in a little room don't have enough space for any wardrobe and box for saving clothes. I face difficulty when season off and I did not save my season dresses properly. So I waste a huge ...
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How to unshrink quilted jacket?

I am talking about a jacket like this: What I did is wash the jacket in the washing machine at 40°C and now the filling in the individual "chambers", holding the padding are not padded any more, ...
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How can I quickly remove tea stain from clothes

Most of the times it happens to me that whenever I am in hurry tea fall on my clothes and I could not find other way instead of washing but it do not not remove this.Is there any thing that can ...
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How can I tight jeans without stitching it?

As some of my jeans are loosed and I have to tight all these so I Can wear these again. Is there any other way to tight jeans except stitching?
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How can I manage to place all my things in a small suit case

I usually carry useful things while travelling but I cannot manage to place all my things like clothes,shoes,and accessories.Is there any effective way to put all these things in a small suit case?
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How to remove paint spot from clothes?

My house was renovating a few days ago. I forgot that the gate of my house was recently painted. I passed by the gate and my shirt was ruined with wet paint which was not remove after washing. I tried ...
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How do I keep my cashmere scarf from unraveling?

I just bought a cashmere scarf, which I really like. However, even out of the box, I think it will unravel at the edges. Is there a good way to stop this from happening? Should I just be super careful ...
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How to remove kapoor smell from clothes? Is smelling kapoor is dangerous?

During the summers when we do not need warm woolens, or during the winters when we do not need light cotton clothes, we have to store them away till we can use them later. We put kapoor pill in it but ...
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How to get rid of dry marker stains from your clothes

I have ruined so many good clothing it is really bothering me. I have tried https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-hints-tips/cleaning-organizing/how-to-get-dry-erase-marker-out-...
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What is the best way to get burdock sticker pieces out of clothing?

I went mushroom hunting last weekend, and my flannel shirt got full of burdock sticker pieces. How do I effectively remove all the burdock seed pieces? Should I wash them with the seed pieces in it ...
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Spastic cerebral palsy: Tools to help wearing pants

I have spastic cerebral palsy, I walk on walker or walking sticks, Botox and STR treatments are too expensive in my country, my family refuses to let me take relaxants and neural medians because I ...