Sweater pills are one of life’s little annoyances that just really bug me. With a wool or cashmere sweater they are inevitable, but thankfully there are several ways to get rid of them. (If only there was a way to prevent them!)
I’ve sworn by one of these fabric shavers for years, but recently mine died. And until I can pick up a new one, I’m going to try this tip from Mommy Savers. They recommend using a disposable razor to shave off those unsightly pills.
Mommy Savers also gives a few pieces of advice before you tackle your sweaters:
1. Use a sharp razor. A dull one is more likely to snag the fabric.
2. Lay the garment out flat and pull it taut.
3. Use short strokes to remove the pills, and be careful around the seams.
I’ll be testing this out on one of my older sweaters to get the hang of it, and adding a fabric shaver to my shopping list.