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

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How to stop a commercially manufactured garment’s dye from bleeding out?

So, I have an odd dilemma with two pieces of clothing I own: Vintage 1982 dark green 100% cotton Atari promotional Centipede t-shirt. Modern 2018 dark blue 100% cotton denim button down shirt from ...
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How to store organized multiple belts?

How can I store multiple belts in an organized way in my drawer/closet? They're from different types/materials, and some different buckles. I don't mind about the speed much, since usually I'm using ...
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How to Remove rancid smells from clothes closet

My husband canned bacon several years ago and unbeknownst to me placed 6 quart size jars of this on the top shelf of our shared closet and basically forgot about them. Today when I walked into the ...
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How to store clothes to suit frequent movings?

My current lifestyle requires moving homes frequently. While I don’t own too many things, I am not a minimalist and I do have lots of clothes and equipment needed for different (outdoor) activities. ...
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Is there a way to prevent washcloths from getting rough?

Washcloths used for bathing/showers seem to lose their softness and start feeling rough really quickly. And putting them through the wash doesn’t completely restore them. Is there a certain way of ...
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How to comfortably fold socks so that the design of the sock would be outside?

I want to fold the socks so that I will be able to see their outer design and organize them nicely in the drawer. What I'm looking for: That they will be "connected" (not only rolled for example). ...
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What needle and thread to repair backpack strap

I need to repair a ripped seam on my large rucksack by hand. The repair should be strong enough to hold around 20-25kg. What thread is appropriate, and what kind of needle and stitch should be used?
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Clean ink blot on polyamide

I have a white-ish polyamide coat that got stained with black ink in multiple places (long story short, I helped lift a large carton with 1-day-old stamps on it, both on the carton and on the masking ...
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What causes these marks on my chinos, and how can I get rid of them?

I have a pair of chinos, which are my most comfortable pair of trousers - the problem is that after the second or third wash, they look like this: Note the white lines, which have formed along more ...
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How to unwrinkle leather?

I have an old vintage jacket that's been sitting in a box for a long time and there are some pretty serious wrinkles/creases all over the jacket. Is there a way to get out the wrinkles safely without ...
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Suspenders detaching unexpectedly from pants

Due to an increasing waistline I have recently started using suspenders. They work well EXCEPT that I have to attach the clips over the belt loops as the extra cloth makes for a more secure ...
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How to interface puffy coats with gloves in order to avoid exposed skin

I have a puffy coat. The wrist cuffs are simple elastics. I have two pairs of gloves, one of them with a velcro closure and another with a drawstring closure. None of the glove closures are big ...
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How to dry shoes quickly after washing them?

I washed my shoes some 72 hours ago; at the moment they are still too damp for me to wear. I know that there are shoe dryers available, but that is not what I want because I only wash my shoes ...
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How do I diagnose a “mystery stain” on a piece of clothing?

I have a pair of pants which I've noticed have a stain somewhere. What I'm seeing is a small ellipse-shaped stain on one of the 'legs' - a darker color than the fabric's original color. The thing it, ...
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How to prevent body odor

I'm not that smelly but I usually get an bad odor on my under arm if I get sweaty.. and also if I forgot to put some deodorant. I take a bath daily. Just my problem is when my underarm get sweat, it ...
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Defusing hook and loop fastener's dangers to other materials

Hook and loop fasteners (hereafter shortened to velcro) are incredibly handy. But it is also dangerous to other material. Especially outdoor clothing is often found to be adorned with many velcro ...
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Tie 350ml liquor bottles to a string or chain?

I'm dressing up for Halloween and my costume requires me to tie a couple of empty 350ml bottles to something I can wear around my neck. They have to be well secured. The bottles look something like ...
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How to make leather sneakers black again, but not shiny?

I have these leather sneakers: They are scuffed now, and in those regions the black has become a grayish worn color. When I wipe these shoes with a damp cloth, they change to a nice black matte ...
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Creases on boxer shorts

How to reduce creasing on classic boxer shorts? I do not mean ironing tips, but how to avoid creases after wearing them for a day. Especially when wearing them under some thin cloth (like suits), ...
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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to “The Chair”)?

We all know The Chair. The Chair where you put the clothes clean enough not to go in the laundry, but not enough to go back in the wardrobe. The Chair that looks like this: It exists because you ...
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Avoiding trousers to get wet

When using trousers in bathroom, the leg part of my trousers are always wet after touching the floor. How to use trousers in bathroom without wetting the trousers?
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How can I remove leather dye stains from colored clothing?

I managed to forget removing a leather belt from my laundry. That would have been OK if i only washed it, but I put it into a dryer as well. Not only did this destroy the belt completely, but pretty ...
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Red wine out of white cotton shirt

Some red wine (red mascotta) was splashed onto a nice new white shirt that has been worn maybe 5 times. This happened about 3 hours ago and I just noticed it now. The material is cotton. What ...
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Any Glove For Hyperhidrosis While On The Computer?

I have hyperhidrosis which is a skin condition which makes you sweat excessively. So my palms are always dripping wet so whenever I'm on the laptop, my mouse gets soaked and I don't like that. I have ...
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How can I identify a pure cotton cloth?

Yesterday, i went to shop but all of the shirts of that shop was labelled with 100% cotton tag. But It don't seem to be truly 100% cotton if i touch them.
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How to make a 100% cotton shirt repel moisture?

I bought a casual 100% cotton button-down shirt the other day from the brand ESP fashion. I live in Bangkok, Thailand and it's crazy hot here at the moment (or any moment), so I figured a white one ...
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How to clean up after tissue paper got into the washing machine?

This happens once a while: I put some tissue or paper material (e.g. a receipt) into some pocket of some clothing, but forget to take it out before putting the clothing into the washing machine. After ...
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How can I dry my clothes quickly after rain?

If I am going to work and on my way, I have wet clothes after walking in rain. What can I do during my commute on train to dry my clothes so they don't smell bad?
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Getting Tar Glue Off Tools and Pants

I had to use roof tar for some maintenance around the chimney area of my grandparents house last week. I wasn't able to get the tar roof goo stuff off this hand trowel and it has a wooden handle with ...
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Rewritable T-shirt?

They just started dress down Friday at the office. I would like to wear a T-shirt every week, with a slogan of my own devising. I could print an iron-on, but the cost would mount, as I want a new ...
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How to clean paper hat?

I have a very delicate white paper hat that has turned yellow on several areas. How can I whiten it? Can I bleach it? Send it to the dry clean? ...Paint it? I have considered using soapy water but I'm ...
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Removing Stains Off Denim

I just got my black denim jeans back from the laundry and unfortunately it seems white stains have developed all over it. I've tried washing them out with plain water however that doesn't seem to work....
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Can you tell me what this is? [closed]

A male friend gave me a bracelet when he left and wanted me to keep it very well. I want to know what it is and what this is made of. Does it mean something? Thanks! P.S. He called it "Amber" if I ...
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How can you store leftover collar stays (“bones”)?

Plastic "collar stays" are supposed to be removed from men's shirts when they are being washed and dried. I've been keeping mine in a small plastic bag on a closet shelf above my dress shirts. The ...
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How to stop a faux leather jacket from squeaking?

I recently bought a new jacket, I thought it was leather but alas, turns out to be a plastic alternative (I believe it to be polyethylene). Anyway, when I wear the jacket, it is quite squeaky, ...
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Any hacks for zipper that keeps falling down? [duplicate]

I just got these jeans that is perfect on me but the zipper keeps on falling down. Can anybody suggest a hack other than using jump rings?
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Fold Lines In 100% Wool Fabric

I have some wool clothes that I lengthened by taking out the hem and resewing it with a smaller hem. Now I have crease marks from where the hem was folded before. How do I remove the fold line? Is ...
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How to keep yourself warm

I commute early morning in bus and train which means waiting and I live in Europe so it mean minus degrees. I m wearing jeans and formal shirt with jumper/sweater on top and runners as footwear. Even ...
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How to fix zipper-pulls on back pack? Is there an effective substitute that's easy to come by?

I've had my backpack for 8 years so I guess it should come as no surprise that my zipper-pulls are finally falling apart. However, is there an effective substitute zipper-pull I can make from ...
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How can I prevent a new canvas backpack from fading its color over time?

I liked a backpack, but in the online store, they put a picture saying the bag will fade its color over time (probably in less than a year). Here is the picture: So, I am wondering if it is possible ...
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how to remove milky smell from mouth and clothes?

Sometimes my friends complained that I smelled like milk. I tried mouth wash with lemon juice and salt but can not get rid of it. Are there any hacks for this?
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How can I make good use of tumble dryer lint?

Every time I clean out the lint trap of the tumble dryer, I keep wondering how to make good use of this by-product of our clothes washing. Rather than throw it away, I've taken to putting it in a bag. ...
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Washing face towels

I have acne prone skin so I use a face towel to dry off my face. When it gets dirty I want to wash it on the highest temperature but I don't want to wash it with anything else that can contaminate it (...
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Cleaning a couple clothes that require cold wash

I generally do my laundry using hot water as it cleans the clothing best. However I have some clothing for sports that can only be washed in cold water. I only have two or three of these items and it ...
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putting on jumper without twisting

How can one can sure the shirt remain in place or fix it after wearing jumper (sweater), every time i wear i feel uncomfortable. I saw when i take it off, my shirt is all twisted. When we were kids, ...
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What is the best hack to remove bubbles? [duplicate]

What is the best way to remove "woollen bubbles", that arise on woollen clothing after some time?
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Any other better leather conditioner alternatives? [closed]

Would Cocoa Butter vitamin E skin cream be a good leather boot conditioner? Ingredients are purified water, mineral oil, Cetearyl alcohol petrolatum glyceryl stearate beeswax, polysorbate 60 ...
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How to effectively remove cat hair from clothes (e.g. T-shirts) of thin cotton?

I was told several times that the most effective way is simply to move my wet hand (palm) over the cloth (and cat's hair will be on the palm). But in my case it's not true. Maybe, because in my case ...
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How to get rid of print from fabric clothing?

I have a shirt with a lot of print. The print is rather embarrassing to wear, but the shirt is beautiful. I just want to get rid of the print I don't like. The printing has been done at a local shop, ...
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How to remove whitener ink from the clothes?

I just used whitener for marking the box, but due to force pressing it burst opened from the back and spilled fully over my clothes. Is there any best way to remove the spilled whitener? It's the ...