Don’t you hate it when you have to throw out a beloved garment after it is damaged? So do I, and you can not imagine how happy I was to find that many stains, spills and snags can be repaired to make the unsightly item wearable again. I love the tips for removing ink and paint from clothing, which as a DIYer, I have encountered more times than I can count. Removing latex paint, is apparently simple. Who would have known? From getting rid of oil and gum in clothes, to fixing frays and pills in sweaters, to adjusting the size of clothes that have become stretched out of shrunk, you will find some amazing tips and DIY hacks here (and they also work great on removing spills and stains from furniture!) Start your spring cleaning and repairing with these cool little tricks you will wish you knew a long time ago.
31 DIY Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes
1. DIY Retailer Clothing Repair Secrets
I love this little secret tip used by retailers to keep clothes looking brand new and unworn. Even a brand new garment can quickly get damaged to the point you would not want to wear it with a little pull. Check out this tutorial to see the easy fix.
2. An Easy Way to Fix Holes in Your Jeans and Other Garments
I just hate it that my softest, most comfortable jeans, the ones that fit me best, are also falling apart from being worn so often. Fix those jeans with this trick seamstresses will charge you a pretty penny to do. Fairly simple, this cool DIY hack will have you wearing your favorite denim for a long time. Easy sewing project that even beginners can do, this tip is essential when you are living on a budget. Learn how to mend and darn to get twice as much wear from your clothing.
3. How To Get Gum Out With Vinegar
Afraid of even chewing gum anymore because it is so hard to get out of things. I am not, but I must admit when I see my kids chewing it on the sofa. Just last week I got to try out this cool trick for removing gum form jeans, I just used it on the couch. No chemicals, either. Love it!
4. How to Remove Oil Stains or Grease Stains from Clothes
Wow! I had no idea you could remove oil stains in clothes after they had been washed. I can’t tell you how many things I have donated to charity after I tried to clean them of oil but could not. Dresses, shirts, pants, jeans and baby clothes will all look new again with this little DIY hack you will wish you had known a lot sooner.
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5. How to Get Stains out of Clothes
OK, so I have also permanently damaged clothes by trying to scrub a stain out. The stain may go away, but the wear and tear to the fabric from all that scrubbing often ends up looking worse than if the item were stained. Learn how to remove stains from clothes easily, and without damaging them, with this simple trick.