Do you like to wear sweat shirts and sweat pants in the winter or maybe even wear them during work outs? If so, you may buy them from an economical shopping place such as Wal-Mart. This is where I buy my sweatshirts and sweat pants because Wal-Mart carries a plentiful stock, offers a variety of colors, and provides affordability. Still, I end up disappointed when my sweat shirts and sweat pants pill so quickly.
I used to live in a town where my dry cleaner actually had a machine to trim my sweat shirts and sweat pants, but I no longer have this luxury, so I had to resort to removing the peelings myself. So, if you find yourself in the same situation as I am, here is a quick and easy way to remove the fabric pillings from your sweat shirts and sweat pants. You will need the following two items: a cheap, disposable razor and a really good lint brush (the kind with disposable sheets). We will use a sweatshirt for this process.
How to Remove the Fabric Peels
Place your clean sweat shirt on top of a solid foundation such as a kitchen table or the washing machine. You want to make sure that you have good lighting for this process because it is so easy to miss some of the fabric pillings.
Now, begin at the top and shave in a downward motion. Do press down enough to allow the razor to remove the pills, but don’t press down too hard. Too much pressure will prevent the gliding motion that you so desire, and it could also damage the fabric.
Ever so often, tap the razor into the sink to remove the fabric that is stuck in the razor. Do not try to pull it out on your own as you may cut yourself, even with a safety razor. After you have shaved a large portion of the sweat shirt, stop and roll the lint remover over the shaved area.
Dispose the lint sheet once it becomes full of lint and then repeat until the sheet comes out clean. You can then resume the shaving process. Don’t forget to repeat the process of the lint roller as needed.
Once you have removed all the fabric pills from one area, you then need to focus on the hard-to-get areas, such as the collar and the cuffs of the arms. Too, don’t forget the seams that occur at the arm joints and also be sure to shave the band around the waist.
This fabric shaving process is an easy one; it just takes some time and patience. You can perform this very same process on your sweat pants to save you money and frustration. If the fabric is expensive, I’d be less inclined to try this process.