The most effective method for making fabric colorfast is to follow all the care instructions given on the fabric or garment label. It is also helpful to follow the guidelines given on the detergent product.
Another popular method is to use salt and vinegar. The only ingredients needed for this method are salt, vinegar and water. Put your item into the solution and move it around vigorously until the salt disappears. Leave your clothes in the solution for 24 hours, rinse your items until the water is running clear and send it in the cycle with other items of clothing for the best results.Learn More
A sewing machine is a device that stitches materials together with thread. They range from foot-operated or electric domestic machines to large, industrial machines. Sewing machines are mainly used to make clothing faster and easier than is possible by hand.Full Answer >
There are many different ways to use lace in crafts, from DIY jewelry to clothing embellishment to the use of lace as a stencil to paint on furniture, walls and fabric. Strips of lace can be used on its own as a trim or embellishment for a skirt, blanket or tablecloth, or individual flowers and other shapes can be cut out of pieces of lace to make appliques that can be applied to everything from picture frames to cupcakes. Necessary supplies will depend on the project, but in general, lace crafts require scissors, lace and some sort of adhesive, such as glue or a needle and thread.Full Answer >
Bonded leather consists of scraps of real leather, such as cowhide, mixed with polyurethane plastic to create a material that resembles genuine leather. Also called vinyl, this bonded or "reconstituted" leather is attached to a hard-fiber backing and is coated or polished by a manufacturer to make it look more like leather. Real leather is made entirely from durable animal hide.Full Answer >
Once the suede is dry and clean of dust, apply a liquid silicone to the surface, and work it into the suede with a damp sponge or toothbrush. You can find special suede brushes, erasers and degreasers, but they are not usually necessary.Full Answer >