To remove lint or pills from a sweater, go over the area with a lint roller, and then repeat using an electric fabric shaver. Removing lint or pills from a sweater takes roughly 15 minutes and requires a lint roller, small scissors and an electric fabric shaver.Know More
Spread the sweater out on a flat, dry surface, such as a table or an ironing board.
Remove the protective coating from the lint roller. Roll the sticky surface over the sweater until the lint is gone.
Carefully remove large pills using the small scissors.
Remove the protective covering on the shaver. Turn on the device, and carefully drag it across any remaining pills on the sweater.
Washing sweaters in glycerin or vinegar can help to remove the itchiness from sweaters. Another option is to apply hair conditioner to the sweater to soften it.Full Answer >
The lint roller, or brush, was invented in 1956 by Nick McKay Sr., an electrical engineer and entrepreneur. He and his wife began a company called Helmac Products Corporation in the basement of their home and sold the product under the name, The Lint Pic-Up.Full Answer >
Washing a cashmere sweater in warm to hot water, or washing and rinsing a garment in different temperatures, can lead to shrinkage. Applying heat, for example, by putting it in the dryer or in direct sunlight, also will cause cashmere to shrink.Full Answer >
One fashion trend is to simply drape a sweater over the shoulders without making a knot with the sleeves. This is best with a heavier sweater so that it stays in place when someone moves around or with wind.Full Answer >