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?