Clothes of all types, sizes, shapes, and fibers have pilled for all of time and will continue to pill into the future. While it's true that some sweaters or other woven garments take longer (i.e. heavy merino wool) to pill than others (i.e. fine cashmere and fleece), given enough time, they will pill too. This is because all woven garments are comprised of fibers that have been twisted into yarn or material of some kind. As you wear your sweater, friction through use, breaks or loosens those fibers. Once the fibers are loosened or exposed, they can tangle and mat together creating the pilling we often see on our favorite sweater.
This Instructable will help you remove those pesky pills in several short and easy steps with a tool you already have in your home, so that you can keep sporting that favorite piece of clothing as long as you want.
Step 1: Materials
- Clothing with Pills (I'm depilling a sweater)
- Disposable Razor
Step 2: Setting Up
I prefer to place the garment over my knee, since the fabric of my jeans usually steadies the knit fabric. You may also use an ironing board or table to lay your garment flat.