Depill a sweater with a shaving razor

Would You Try This Method for Depilling a Sweater?

  • March 22, 2017
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This is one simple method for depilling a sweater, but the commentators aren’t convinced! Watch the video to get the sweater hack…

Yup, you saw that right. You can (apparently) depill a sweater with an ordianry shaving razor.

Depill a sweater with a shaving razor

Now to those comments.

I tryed this and ended up with a bunch of holes in my favorite shirt

Bad luck, buddy 🙁 Some of the other comments suggest this person may have been working against the grain of the fabric.

Next time buy a sweater without plastic inside. Natural materials don’t tend to get pilling (at least not those tiny ones all over)

I’m not a yarn snob, but ugh! Natural fibres are worth the extra care.

Soft bristle hair brush (like boar’s hair) actually works best. Especially on expensive ones like cashmere. Just put the sweater on, and gently brush it.

This is interesting – I use a boar’s hair brush, but never thought to try it on a sweater!

Wash things inside out that are prone to pilling. It helps reduce it

Good tip – and do up zips before you wash them too.

There are nearly 800 comments – you can read them for yourself here.

I’ve never tried the razor trick. I have a cheapie sweater shaver I bought for about a pound and use that. I am tempted to try this on my heavily pilled spring coat. It’s a felted wool, much sturdier than the sweater in the video and unlikely to be so easily ruined. If I do try it, I will report back!

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