Saturday, January 9, 2010
How do you defuzz?
You know the fuzz balls that accumulate on all sweaters? Pills, fuzz, fuzzies. Whatever you call them, they need to be removed from time to time. I started out with one of those battery operated fuzz eaters that I bought at a garage sale, that soon died. I replaced it with another brand, but similar, battery operated fuzz eater and that fell apart on me. I hate disposable electronics! I remembered the pill remover my mom had when I was little... a thing with a handle & a red square at the end. On the square was what looked like velcro, but bigger.... velcro on steroids. It worked great, from what I can remember. I set out to find it online, and never did, but I did find this on marthastewart.com:
"Rather than using a pill remover with a razor, which could damage delicate fibers, try a fine-tooth comb to catch pills and leave sweaters intact. Lay the sweater on a table, move the comb flush against the sweater, being careful not to hook the sweater itself, and gently lift the pills away."
I looked down at the pilly sweater I was wearing after reading that, and promptly went to find a comb. By golly, it really works! Not nearly as fast as a fuzz eater, but very effective.
My next find was this:
These got 5 star ratings on several websites with glowing reviews, so I decided that this was what I needed.... inexpensive, manual, and simple. I could not find one that charged less than $6 for shipping for one, and ended up buying a dozen with the shipping being under $4. Go figure! Anyhow, I may be selling some in my shop if they end up working well.
So... how do you get rid of your fuzzies?