Why is it that your favorite clothes seem to take the brunt of wear and tear more heavily than your other clothes? Well, don’t worry, we have good news! Contrary to popular belief, a tear or stain doesn’t mean a clothing item is ruined. It’s actually easy to give them a new lease on life. A little ingenuity and some easy tricks are all you need to help them look new again. cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff
Op-cast.com put together a list of 11 nifty tricks to bring your clothes back to life. cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff
1. Mending a crotch hole in your jeans
To mend a crotch hole in your jeans, turn the jeans inside out and cut away the excess threads so the hole is clear. Place a denim patch over this hole and iron it using a pre-heated iron for about 30 seconds. Turn back the jeans from being inside-out and use a sewing machine to sew the patch.
2. Turn your boring white T-shirt into a colorful masterpiece.
Pinch your t-shirt at the point where you want the center of the concentric circles to be. Then fold the t-shirt as shown in the first photograph. Tie it using rubber bands. Apply dye colors between the banded sections. Cover the fabric with plastic and let the color set for 4 to 6 hours. After 4 to 6 hours remove the rubber bands. Wash it in the washer on the highest heat setting and use a small amount of non-bleach laundry detergent.
3. Remove sweat stains with lemon juice or baking soda.
Mix lemon juice and water and scrub the mixture over the yellow sweat stains. If the stains are tough, instead of lemon juice use baking soda and make a paste by mixing it in water. Scrub this paste into the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then toss the garment into the washer.
4. Spray a small amount of vodka on your clothes to eliminate strong odors.
If you are running short on and can’t wash your favorite shirt before wearing it again, don’t fret. If it has a strong, lingering smell, just spray some vodka on it and let it dry. The alcohol will kill odor-causing bacteria.