removing pillings

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These are a thick pair of leggings I got impulsively in New York when it turned out to be a lot colder there than I expected back in March. I bought them in Chinatown NY (we were there for food, Kathy’s Dumpling House best wontons ever -  and I got these ‘cause we’d be staying late and it’d get even colder) and quality wise their fine except they pill really easily. A few weeks ago at daiso I bought a small electric pill remover ($2), you can get pill removers/fabric combs/fabric savers at most supermarkets, fabric stores and home supply stores.

This is what my $2 daiso one looks like  pill remover2

and I love it. Its amazing. A total life clothing saver. Just look

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ALL GONE!

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Its all trapped in here now.

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I’m so glad I bought this, I just found out that pilling was removable last month and had been looking at different pilling removers/fabric savers online. I was going to get the fabric stone but I bought this basically because it was $2 and I thought it’d be worth a try, it works so much better than I’d expected! Its saving me so many of my sweaters that I’d though I’d never wear again because they had pilled so badly.

I’ve used this a few times now and I make sure to give it breaks after a few seconds, the thing about cheap electronics like this is that you have to worry about the motor dying out. You can also use a (new) shaving razor (preferably 1 blade, the less blades the less likely you’ll accidentally cut the fabric)  to get rid of pilling and fabric fuzz. It takes forever though and I’ve cut holes my clothes accidentally with it. . 

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The one I used was from the dollar store, 3 blades, sharp enough to cut holes in the fabric, not sharp enough to get rid of the pillings/fuzz in less than a dozen swipes.  It works, its just not efficient.

The Pilling remover from Daiso has not cut any of my clothes so far in my experience, I’ve even used it over stitching and designs (like the shiny zebra design on the leggings pictures above) and its been fine. It removes pillings like a dream but its not that great with removing the fuzz from knit sweaters (scarves, etc.). Still I love it, $2 really well spent. 

31 comments :

Ashley said...

I had never thought of u sing a razor to remove pilling. I'd try it but knowing me, I'd tear a crap load of holes in my sweaters D:

I need a new pilling remover though so it's good to know Daiso has a good one for $2.

PopBlush said...

I have that remover thing as well~ It's really good right~ =)

I've never used the blade method - I must try that one day~

Pammy said...

Thanks for sharing. :) I should probably look got that pill remover machine as I'm scared to use the razor.

Ai said...

Thanks a bunch for sharing this. I REALLY need something like this! My sweaters and leggings are piling up like crazy. About time I can stop picking at them with my nails ^^"

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Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

That's brilliant. x hivenn

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LeneM said...

Wow, that it so cool!

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Chelsea said...

awesome tips!

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M.A.C.nunu said...

I didn't even know Daiso sold something like that! Now I need to get one cos I hate the pilings on my leggins T.T
I used to just shave them off with a razor lol

Sharon said...

WOw that nifty little thing is awesome... does it work for dog hair?

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sia said...

great tip! thanks ;)

Rinny said...

Omg I have to find myself one of these! I've heard of using razors before but I've never seen a pill remover before. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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Something About Kerri said...

awesome post! i want to drop by daiso and get one as well. i really need it =)

lisa said...

New follower here, my mum just bought one of those de-pilling machines, they are the bomb! Can't believe in the past I used to try to pick pills of one at a time haha.

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Something About Kerri said...

hey hun! you inspired me to purchase the daiso pill remover on the weekend. thank you! i linked your post about it from my blog. i hope that's okay with you.

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Kinga said...

Love it.Thanx!

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Yuki said...

Omg, I've never heard of something like this before! Seems so useful and cheap! Really interesting~~ :)

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Nana Sánchez-Dopico said...

The result is so good! Kisses:)

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Dakota Kitty said...

omg I didn't even know these things existed!!

What a life saver indeed...

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Clara Turbay said...

i have one like tthe first one are the best!

Dana Yoshimizu said...

When I first bought my fabric shaver, I was like a little girl on Christmas morning, LOL
I loved the idea of being able to wear clothes that I had thrown in the back of my closet thinking I wouldn't wear them again because they looked so worn & sad looking. haha


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