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

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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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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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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 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 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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How can I keep my button/rivet fly jeans closed?

When reading "Ηow can I keep my jeans' zippers from unzipping on their own?", I remembered having a pair of jeans with buttons or rivets instead of a zipper, and that these always came undone. And ...
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Why are our cloth napkins “fuzz magnets”?

We have bought a few different kinds of cloth napkins for our dinner table and they seem to always come out of the dryer covered in tiny fine hairs. How do I get rid of these? I wash them with our ...
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How to keep jeans crisp

I wear jeans to office and is in jeans at home too so mostly in jeans but my office jeans become too flat and dull. Some people have jeans which are dark in colours and crisp. It is like they custome ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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A Way To Fix Shrunken Clothes

When I started washing my clothes a long time ago, I washed my mom's hoodie (yes, it is this critical!) and I didn't know that putting it into the dryer would shrink it. Is there a way to undo this?
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How to remove cigarette stench from clothes?

I have kids. I have friends that have older kids. Sometimes, these friends kindly donate nice clothes for my kids to use. I am very thankful for that. But, at least one specific friend has/had a ...
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How to restore clothes from colour run?

I have a few clothes (coloured t-shirts and polo shirts) which have turned a different shade of colour due to a small amount of colour from other clothes being transferred to them in the wash. One ...
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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to prevent laces from untieing? [duplicate]

My shoe laces generally untie on their own. The only way I found is to tie them twice, but that makes it difficult to untie. Tell an easier way to prevent this?
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Pacifier clips that won’t come off easily

Our son keeps on pulling his pacifier and losing it. The clipper seem to be the problem as he can jerk it off easily. Is there a way to make it hard so he doesn’t pull it off easily? Someone suggested ...
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Cheap non-toxic hydrophobic (spray) coating for fabrics?

I would like to make my clothes to repel water (with hydrophobic coating?). Any suggestion of not-so-expensive method to achieve this?
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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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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 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 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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How do I stop the collars on my collared shirts from twisting?

After every wash/dry, the collars on my collared shirts often start to twist in a weird way. Here’s an old shirt showing a crap ton of twisting: which I haven’t been able to permanently remove fully ...
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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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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 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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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 remove sticky color from iron box

Due to mishandle some color of cloth sticked to the iron box surface . Now i cant use because that color sticks on cloth I iron . So give some hacks to remove that color from iron box .
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Sweat absorbing ways to improve cosmetic appearances of garments

I live in a country where the average monthly temperature is around 29 degrees and it is very humid here. In addition I belong to the group of people who perspire more than average, just leaving the ...
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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 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 can I prolong the life of my socks, with heels worn through?

Shuffling around the house in my stocking feet working at home, has left me with pairs of socks; although originally thick wool, ribbed, elastic crew-length; with the heels thread-bare or worn through....
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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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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 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 long is a piece of [shoe] string?

My shoe laces seem to wear out quite often. However, all my shoes have different numbers of eyelets and some even have hooks. As stores have laces sealed and just sold by stating how long they are, ...
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How to protect a washing machine from weather?

My washing machine is a bit older, it has a steel or iron body (I can't differentiate between iron and steel but I am 100 % sure that it is not plastic). Actually the tyres of my washing machine were ...
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Writing with finger/nail

I'd like a material I can wrap around my wrist and write on with my finger/nail. My first thoughts are something like suede leather, the sort you'd find on a journal. I also need to be able to erase ...