How to defuzz a jumper
After just a few wears and washes, fleeces and jumpers can sometimes get a bit bobbly. Fuzzy balls of fibre, called pills, appear making the garment look a bit worse for wear (literally). When this happens you don't need to relegate that jumper to the uniform pile known in our house as Emergency Use Only, because there are ways to defuzz so that it ends up looking swanky and new again. Follow these simple instructions and watch the easy video tutorial to keep school uniform jumpers and fleeces looking brand spanking new again AND save yourself some money!
You will need:
- Fabric comb (available at supermarkets in the haberdashery aisle)
Now start defuzzing
Just glide the fabric comb gently down the fleece or jumper where the worst bobbling (pilling) is and see how quickly the bobbles disappear. Note: You could try using a single blade razor to achieve the same effect but GO GENTLY if you're brave enough to try so you don't end up creating more holes than the bobbles you had in the first place!
How to keep jumpers and fleeces free from bobbling (pilling)
- Turn garments inside out before you wash them.
- Wash them on a gently cycle only.
- Try putting them in an old pillow case and tieing the top or use a special jumper laundry bag when you wash them.
Thanks to our sister site kidspot.com.au for this instructional video.
This article was written by Ruth Devine for Kidspot, New Zealand's leading parenting resource.
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