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

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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 ...
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How can I straighten a twisted necktie?

I have several neckties that twist at the end while I wear them. Is there any way to straighten them? Would an iron straighten them out? UPDATE: ADDED PICTURES
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How to clean leather wallet that has been soaked in coffee?

I have a leather wallet which was in my backpack during an unfortunate coffee-thermos incident. Basically, the lid came off the thermos and everything in the backpack became soaked in the coffee. ...
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How to keep shirts white?

Over time (and the course of many washing cycles), my white shirts all turn gray. How should I treat these shirts to maintain their crisp white appearance? I have read How to make a yellowish white ...
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Replacement for broken zipper in pants

I need to repair a pair of pants. The zipper teeth are bent. Looking at the stitching, replacing the zipper will take at least an hour or two. What can be done to fix this in under 15 minutes? I ...
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How to Prevent and Fix Shrinking Cashmere

I've recently purchased new cashmere sweaters. To my dismay, after only one or two washes, the sweaters shrunk and are now too small and no longer fit. Prevent How can I prevent cashmere sweaters ...
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What are the other substitutes for an iron?

Assuming I have a rumpled shirt and there's no electricity, how can I press the shirt instead of usual ironing?
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How can I increase the size of a baseball cap?

My mom recently bought a baseball cap for me but the problem is that it fits my head, but it's a little too tight. I think that if I keep on using the cap, it will eventually expand. Does anybody ...
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How to reduce the insulating effect of new socks by “breaking them in” more quickly?

I have to walk a lot of miles each day when its extremely hot. The socks make a huge difference regarding how hot I get. I like socks (always ankle high of course) that are very stretched-out, thus ...
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How to keep sheets from tangling and staying wet in the dryer

Sheets in the dryer sometimes get tangled up among themselves, which keeps them from drying evenly because the hot air doesn't reach the moisture inside the twists. Sometimes they also wrap around ...
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Remove Musty Smell from Silk Tie

I have inherited a large collection of silk ties. Unfortunately, they have developed a musty smell, I think from having been kept in a damp room. I don't want to go to the expense of taking the ties ...
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How to clean my iron so that it won't leave brown spots on my clothes?

When I press the steam button, brown juice is getting out of my iron (I suppose salts with water?), soiling the clothes that I try to Iron. The bottom part of the iron is clean but it seems that there ...
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Rain Jacket losing waterproof ability

Over time, rain jackets use their waterproof ability. There are things you can put on the jacket to make it waterproof again, but I've found it to be only moderately successful. Is there anything ...
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Right shoe getting abraded abnormally

Inside of my right shoe, on the part where the back of the heel touches the cloth of the shoe, there is an abnormal abrasion that wears away on the cloth. This has happened on multiple pairs of shoes ...
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How can I blacken a brown pair of boots? Will black shoe polish work as I'd intend?

I am hoping to go to a community where black clothing is preferred (but not mandatory). My best pair of boots is a polished brown, which I would like to turn to black. I wanted to check in about how ...
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How to remove rust stains from cloth?

There were some rusted screws in my washing machine. The cloths touched with the rusted screws and got stained. I am unable to remove these stains. I even tried bleach and soap but that just ...
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How to make a yellowish white shirt become perfectly white again

I have several white shirt and they're in yellowish color. I've tried to boil them with bleach + detergent but it's failed. And also there are rust stain too. How can I make my shirts perfecly white ...
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How to avoid ruining the collar on men's dress shirt?

I have a few expensive dress shirts and even though I wear them only in very limited situations, they slowly get a little run around the collar from where they rub up against my neck. Is it better to ...
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How to prevent clothes from shrinking in the washing machine

At the first washing, some clothes shrink. What should I do before washing them in the washing machine to avoid shrinking them?
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How to Remove Colour Stains from Clothes

I was painting and I got some black color poster color on one of my white jeans. The stain is pretty visible and after washing the jeans, it was still there. Getting rid of the jeans is not an option. ...
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Is it necessary to dry clean a merino wool scarf?

This merino wool scarf is supposedly to be dry cleaned, but some people told me it can be washed in machine (wool program). Anyone knows more about this?
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Removing dark burn mark from white shirt

I noticed (a bit too late) that a second hand striped white shirt I bought in a charity had a small dark burn mark - see picture. Is there any way to hide it or remove it?
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How to prevent my socks from becoming dry and rigid?

Every socks I own quickly end up dry and rigid (2 or 3 months). I am sick to feel like I was folding paperboard after every laundry, or buy a new dozens every month or so. I don't know what the ...
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How can I fix these suspenders?

I have a pair of climbing pants with suspenders. One of the metal thingies, let's call them clips, bent and no longer held. I attempted to bend it back in shape, but it broke. The picture will make it ...
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Keeping valuables safe whilst in costume

I'm going to a fancy dress (I think cosplay may be the term used in other parts of the world) event wearing an improvised costume in which sweat pants are the only item with pockets. These are not ...
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How to repair burn marks on leather clothes?

I left a leather jacket hanging on a chair by the dinner table, there was something hot nearby and now it has a burn mark on the shoulder. It's like the leather shrunk where the heat was, and the ...
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Avoiding view of vest in T-shirt

I have many T-shirts worn during summers.They lack collars. The problem with it is that the straps of the vest i.e sandoz are visible and it looks very odd.You have to insert it underneath the T-shirt ...
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Concealing relatively small objects on my person

I'm not sure this is 100% appropriate for this site since it isn't quite an everyday problem, but here goes. Let's say that I have this special piece of jewelry that I have to show to the doorman of ...
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How can I keep my knits and sweaters from pilling?

After wearing and washing my knits and sweaters several times, they start to pill easily. This can also be said to clothes that are felty. Is there any way to prevent this pilling without using a ...
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What kinds of clothes are suitable to be packed in ziploc bags?

I am putting my clothes into ziploc bags for moving, and then use vacuum to shrink the bags to save space. I wonder what kinds of clothes are suitable to be used in ziploc bags, so that space can be ...
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How to remove static from clothes and self?

I think that because of drying my clothes in dryer, I am recently charged with static. Just now, I "zapped" my colleague just because I was giving him a coin. Obviously, I do not want to be this ...
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How should I store clothes to prevent animal damage and smell?

We are moving across a continent, and planning on staying with relatives until we rent an apartment or house. As such, we decided to only keep a few items like clothes and computer, in a suitcase, ...
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Way to carry a wedding band on your person when it's not on your finger

I'm searching for ways to carry my wedding ring on my person when I want to remove it from my finger. (The band is an indestructible, smooth, wedding band.) The difficulty is that the band has to ...
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Stepped in a puddle before a meeting. How to dry a sock quickly? [duplicate]

I stepped in deep puddle. Darn potholes. I have a meeting in 10 minutes. How can I dry my sock quickly? I have spare shoes. I tried the washroom hand dryer, but the air blows sideways so I can't dry ...