casual office style Jan 19, 2018

How To Easily Remove Pills and Extend the Lifespan of Your Sweaters

DRESS: old, similar HERE and HERE  |  BAG: J.W. Anderson  |  BELT: old, similar HERE

I’ve shared this on instastories several times in the past, but since it continues to be one of the most frequently asked questions in my DMs and comments section, I thought I’d memorialize it here in a post!  Ladies and gents, this little $8 pill remover from Amazon has been a total game-changer for my winter wardrobe.  Unfortunately, even the most beautiful, high-quality sweaters can become covered in pills and ugly fuzz after repeated wears and washings but with a quick swipe of this fabric shaver, your sweaters will look BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW.  It’s bonkers.

The battery-operated gadget quickly removes pills, fuzz, and stray threads without damaging the fabric at all.  And, since it’s super tiny, it’s easy to keep handy in your dresser drawer or even your suitcase for use while traveling.  Best eight bucks I’ve ever spent!!

Quick note of caution—I’ve tried various DIY tricks, including using a disposable razor to remove sweater pills, but wouldn’t recommend these methods.  When using a razor, the process is not only MUCH more time consuming but you’re also much more likely to damage the underlying fabric because there is no protective barrier between the blade and the fabric fibers.  With this fabric shaver, the rotating blades are separated from the fabric by protective caging which allows pills and fuzz to pass through, but none of the underlying fabric.


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11 Responses to How To Easily Remove Pills and Extend the Lifespan of Your Sweaters

  1. Just bought it. I am at the point in winter where I will be sitting down with way too many sweaters for several hours.

    chevrons & éclairs

  2. Ryann Carter says:

    I bought a similar one and it is a game changer! My mom actually sent me a photo recently of her mothers pill remover from the 60s! And it still works. Hopefully ours last that long!

  3. Nikki says:

    Thanks a ton for the information!


  4. Yakera says:

    Excellent tips for sweater season!

  5. Yasmine says:

    Yes – the best trick! I’ve had one of these for years! It’s one of the first things I bought when I moved away from home.

  6. Tiffany says:

    I would love if you posted about more wardrobe-care tips! I’m always intimidated by “hand wash” or “dry flat” items of clothing. They never seem to be the same afterwards. Any tips?

  7. Lynda Henderson says:

    I ordered this fabric shaver based on your reviews and am in love with it. I have brought back to life some sweaters that I thought I would never wear again. I just love this thing. Thank you soooo much.

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