How to Make Your Old Clothes Look New

You probably own at least one piece of clothing that’s simply too worn out to even use anymore. However, with a little bit of effort you can give it a whole new look. 5-Minute Crafts would like to teach you how.

1. Remove your sweater’s fuzz.

  • First, you’ll need to lay your piece of clothing nicely on a flat surface, so that it doesn’t have any lumps in it.
  • Then, simply rub the razor across the sweater to remove its fuzz, but do it gently so that you don’t make any holes.

2. Replace the buttons.

  • Take your piece of clothing to a fabric store, and switch its old buttons with brand new ones to give it a whole new aesthetic.

3. Unshrink your old clothes.

  • For this, you’ll need baby shampoo. Fill your sink with warm water, and place 1 cap full of baby shampoo in it.
  • Afterward, place your clothing piece in the mixture and get it completely wet. This will make sure the fibers are relaxed.
  • Now, dry the piece by rolling it into a towel and squeezing it (try to get as much moisture out of it as possible).
  • Lastly, lay it in a (new) dry towel and stretch it gently to restore it back to its original size. Let it dry for a few hours.

Note: This trick doesn’t work for wool sweaters.

4. Dye them.

  • Use fabric dye to give a new life to an old piece, or experiment with dyes to give it a completely new color scheme.

5. Remove pit stains.

You’ll need: baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and water.

  • Start by putting half a cup of baking soda, half a cup of hydrogen peroxide, and one cup of water into a bowl. Mix it all together.
  • Now, apply the mixture to the pit stains and work it in.
  • Lastly, wait 30 minutes and then wash it as you normally would.

6. Spray them with starch.

  • It’ll bind the fabric’s fibers together and give your clothing items a crisp finish.

Do you have any other ways of giving a new life to your old clothes? Which of these tricks have you tried before?

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