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Vintage shop owner gets thumbs up for teaching how to keep woolen clothes looking new in $20

A vintage shop owner gives a tutorial to her viewers on how to save their precious woolen clothes from pilling.

Vintage shop owner gets thumbs up for teaching how to keep woolen clothes looking new in $20
Cover Image Source: TikTok/@melodynotevintage

There are just some clothes that get a hold of their owner's hearts. It could be because they wore it to a special occasion or someone important gave it to them. In such situations, it is the absolute worst feeling in the world to see those clothing items lose their life slowly and steadily. @melodynotevintage is showing people how to avoid this, at least in woolen clothes. The method in the video protects woolen clothes from pilling. Pillings happen on wool clothes after they have been used for years. They make wearing the clothes unpleasing to the eyes. By using the method proposed in the video, people can make their favorite woolen pieces long-lasting.

Image Source: TikTok/@melodynotevintage
Image Source: TikTok/@melodynotevintage

The woman added a funny caption to the video: "Part - I can’t remember of how to save your clothes if we are going into a recession. How to remove the pilling of a sweater." Melody Note Vintage is a shop that sells vintage items and the owner has expertise in preserving old clothes. This video is part of a series that she is publishing on social media, where she is teaching her followers how to take care of their clothes. In this video, she takes a 1980s jacket and focuses on the pilling that has developed on it.

Image Source: TikTok/@melodynotevintage
Image Source: TikTok/@melodynotevintage

Then, she brings out the magic tool. "This is the Gleaner and it’s got a rough edge here. It has a couple of different heads and it’s got a lint remover on the other end," she said, "If you don’t want to buy batteries, this is a good way.” She is using the Conair Fabric Shaver and Lint Remover to show her viewers an affordable way to make their woolen clothes brand new. For this jacket, she is just using the rougher end of the Gleaner. Sometimes for other projects, she has gone in with both ends.

The rough end has three razors. The owner then explains how she does it all, "You just move it back and forth and it'll just start to pick up all the little, like, lint balls and little bits of paint." In her opinion, this is the best way to keep one's woolen clothes nice and tidy. She just goes in one direction and gathers the threads. These threads can either be picked by hand or with a lint remover. She signs off by pointing out some drawbacks of the method. "It takes forever and it's not ideal," she said. Though she adds, that the method ultimately gets the job done.

Image Source: TikTok/@northjerseyboghag
Image Source: TikTok/@northjerseyboghag

 

Image Source: TikTok/@sk8.winslet
Image Source: TikTok/@sk8.winslet

This is a great alternative for people who cannot afford new clothes, as per the owner. In this method, all the individual needs is equipment, there are no batteries or electricity involved. This makes the whole process very cheap and easy to achieve. The comment section was thankful for this suggestion. @sprezzatura_vigilante was glad that she came across this method and wrote, "Thank you! I’ve been needing this for a while and didn’t know I could do it so affordably." @electricalbananavintage was also thankful and extended another query, "Thank you! Any tips for moths? They continue to get in and ruin my inventory."


 
 
 
 
 
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