Sunday School – How to remove burls from your favorite clothes

I love a soft woolen sweater as much as the next one. But I can’t stand burls. Which is unfortunate since woolen clothes get these in matter of a couple of wears. So, one day I sat myself down at the floor and started working on it (this works on clothes that are other materials as well).

This is how

1. Look at the cardigan and identify all places with burls.

Woolen Cardigan with burls

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Woolen Cardigan sleeve with burls

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2. Take your racer and use preferably a new blade. Shave at all places with burls.

Woolen Cardigan sleeve with burls and a razor

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3. Use a lint roller to remove the, now loose, burls (you don’t want them in the washer). After this step it’s easy to see if you missed a spot and need to go for another round.

 

Woolen cardigan sleeve with lint roller

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Woolen Cardigan with Lint Roller

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4. After this, you wash the cardigan and voilà. It’s as good as new!

Woolen Cardigan without burls

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Woolen Sweater Sleeve without Burls

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4 Comments

    • Glad to hear it :D I think so too! I’ve had bad luck with the lint removers, they’ve made hole in my clothes :(

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