Tips and Tricks: A Fix for Pilly Sweaters
Jan 24, 2012
Sweater pilling is a scourge upon humanity. Every day, I walk the marble halls and see women and men with small granules of cloth covering their clothing. Not only does pilling make a sweater look old, it makes it look poorly cared for, like unshined shoes or unhemmed pants.
Some bloggers will tell you that you need to buy a sweater shaver or a sweater stone to remove the pilling. But this simply isn’t the case.
If your sweaters are looking a little pilly, all you need to fix them is an inexpensive safety razor. Simply pull the fabric taught and glide the razor across the surface. Just like when you shave your legs, make sure to keep the razor tilted at an upward angle.
This tip can be used on pilly sweaters or wool skirts and pants that have seen better days. So don’t spend $5 or $10 on a specialty tool, just grab your old razor out of the shower and get to work. Problem solved.