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

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How to differentiate between natural and synthetic fibers quickly?

I'd like to comply with and apply this advice immediately from this comment by user Kopanoak, UNDER the actual news article, but how do I discriminate between these fibres easily, swiftly, and ...
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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 do I keep the buttons of my clothes from unraveling/fraying?

With many shirts and sweaters with buttons I find that over the period of usage the threads inside the buttons start to unravel. Eventually this causes the button to pop off unexpectedly. How can I ...
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How to prevent outline marks on trousers?

Some of you may have noticed that if you have fairly tight trousers on - such as chinos - if you have anything in your pocket, such as a phone, ID card, or coins and such things, after a while ...
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Remove expansion foam from clothes

As an occasional user of expansion foam, I know that it gets on my clothing quite often. When removed ASAP it does not really leave a mark, but if you wait for a bit it can stain your clothes, and ...
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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 keep colour in clothes?

I've noticed that in jeans, especially new ones, the colour tends to leak from them. Are there any ways to mitigate this? I've heard of washing them in cold water, turning them inside out, and adding ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Prevent surgical mask from riding up

Due to covid I'm now required to wear a surgical facemask in communal areas for work. The one we have look like this: I have the problem that the mask often rides up until it nearly covers my eyes ...
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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 a lot, as I want a new ...
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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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Open closed zipper without pull tab

Related: How do I quickly open or close a jammed zipper?: In an emergency situation, what would be the fastest way to open a zipper, provided that the use of the pull tab is disabled, and access to ...
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Replacement for watchband loop?

The loop on my watchband broke, but the band and watch are both otherwise fine. Now when I wear it, the tail end of the watchband sticks out awkwardly. What can I use as a replacement for the loop ...
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How to remove Sweat stains from clothing?

In the Summer, you will usually sweat a large amount or a little, at least. This is natural, but the stain that results(especially in white clothing) is annoying and unsightly. What can I do to clean ...
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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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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 ...
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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 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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Can I obtain that jeans color with bleach?

I heard one can add bleach in washing machine in order to lighten the colour of a pair of jeans. Could I make the colour of the jeans on the right just like the colour of the jeans on the left using ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I avoid sweating while sleeping?

Lately I wake up sweating. Sometimes I have to wake up very early and I don't like to always have to take a shower in the morning. I tried the obvious solution which is sleeping with less clothes but ...
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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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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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Which is the fastest way to iron a long sleeved shirt with good results?

I have some long sleeved shirts that I wear to work. But they are hard to iron and demand a considerable time of ironing to get good results (get most smooth as possible). So I wondered: Which is the ...
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How to increase road-walking shoes' durability…

I usually walk about 2km every day on roads. Shoes last less than two years. I am aware that most manufacturers suggest that shoes should last about 500 miles (800km), which corresponds approximately ...
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Neckties curling in the tip area

How do I un-curl the tip area of my necktie? Or, is there something I can sew onto tip area of necktie to keep it straight?
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Cleaning a blood stain from a silk tie

A friend of mine recently moved to a pretty arid climate, and has been experiencing nosebleeds. While he's trying to fix that, he kinda wrecked a brand new silk tie the first day he wore it :( Since ...
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Storing unworn shoes for years

I have a pair of shoes from Crocs that I like the design of, and am thinking of getting a second pair in case they get discontinued or significantly altered. Does anyone have ideas/experience for ...
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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 remove color bleed stain?

Recently, I bought some new cloths, one of them is a jean, and some other white cloths. By accident, I washed the jeans together with other light colored cloths, and the white cloths got colored. When ...
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How can animal dander be completely removed from clothing?

Normal washing does not completely remove animal proteins embedded in clothing. Is there a substance that can break down the proteins and render them harmless to allergy sufferers without breaking ...
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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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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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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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How to protect trouser/clothes from semen?

I have Nocturnal emission (aka wet dream) almost every night, and as result when I wake up in morning I see that my trousers are wet with spots/stains of semen. How can I protect my clothes from ...
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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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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 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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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 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 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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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 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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Clothes are still dusty after full cycle

Ok, this issue plagues my life. It's been months I haven't had clean clothes, it's not a joke. I'm in quarantine and work from home. My clothes remain dusty even after: Manual Shaking Washing+Drying ...
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Preventing socks from leaving marks on skin

I have a pair of socks that leave marks on the skin. Since I can't throw them away, I need a solution that helps me wear these socks without leaving any mark and feel comfortable as well. Any ...