Questions tagged [fabric]

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How to fix jeans where the belt loops have pulled out?

Just as the question asks: how do I fix my favorite pair of jeans where a couple of the belt loops have pulled away free from the jeans? They're still attached to the jeans by the top of the loop, but ...
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How to remove blue gel pen ink from cream colored jeans

Can you provide me tips on removing gel pen ink from a very light colored (cream color) pair of jeans. The gel pen ink is from Bic Gelocity (blue color). Many solutions over the internet and also on ...
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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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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 do I soften a new set of 400 thread count organic cotton sheets?

I recently purchased a set of 400 thread count organic cotton sheets. They arrived feeling stiff and scratchy. I tried washing them several times, both with detergent and with baking soda, and then ...
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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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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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Cutting glasses cloths out of old clothing [closed]

I have old clothes lying around, many of which don't fit me or are too damaged to be worn outside the house. I also keep losing my glasses cloths a lot. So, why not cut up old T-shirts or similar ...
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How do I dry off without a towel [closed]

I have had a "problem" many times were I forget to wash towels. I take a shower and BOOM! I have nothing to dry off with. The worst part is I shower in the bathroom closest to the busiest part of my ...
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How to remove wax from woolen clothes?

During Christmas I managed to drop some wax of a candle onto my woolen pullover. On most other types of cloth, I would just try to remove it by scrubbing it off, but this does not seems like an ...
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Does freezing tights make them more durable? [closed]

Various blog posts and articles suggest that freezing a pair of tights will make them last longer. From a blog named Eclipsed Moon: Put your tights in the freezer. I thought that this was ...
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How to keep mosquitoes from biting through fabric?

What can I do to keep mosquitoes from biting me through fabric? I have two scenarios in mind. Use case 1: I have applied insect repellant to all areas of exposed skin, but mosquitoes keep biting me ...
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How can I clean my car seat which is made of fabric?

I have dirt and stains on my car's seat which is made of fabric. Since the car was a topline one and I don't like non-fabric seats, I'd like to preserve it. How can I clean them cost effectively?
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De-pill the clothes?

Many people like me do not like to wear the cloths which has small pill-like balls especially on cotton based fabric. I tried plucking the the visible pills after a wash, that was very annoying and ...
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How do I remove dust from fabric lampshades?

Many of my lampshades are made of different types of fabric, which accumulate dust. I've tried wiping them, vacuuming, etc, but I haven't been happy with the results. What can I do?