Tip for Tuesday~

It’s happened to the best of us…

We fall in love with a special knitted item, be it sweater, mitts or bag, and then we proceed to use this favorite fibery goodie every chance we get…I know I’ve done it many times, lol! 😉

But, alas…before long, all that sumptuous softness is displaying itself  in pills and snags.  Your smart design is now blurred and fuzzy.  I’ve tried to remedy this in the past with shavers you can pick up from clothing stores, etc, but none seemed to really do the trick…until I found this little beauty:

Defuzz Shaver by DritzSee how’s all scattered with bits of fuzz and fluff?

That’s because I put it to the test…a big one!  My most fuzziest of all favorite purses, the Braided Cable BagBraided Cables Bag-angle viewI’ve loved this baggie to pieces, literally, and I thought for sure I’d have to make a brand new one before I could again enjoy this as my traveling companion.

But guess what?  I found this shaver in a fabric store (Joann) and thought I’d give it a try…it’s Dritz brand, so I thought that maybe it would be a little more powerful than the cheaper versions I’d had disappointing run ins with before.  I was right!  🙂  The little holes are a bit bigger than the norm and the motor seems quite strong and puts up with long sessions of de-fuzzing without burning out.  I was so sold on it’s good qualities that I thought I’d pass the tip along to you! (fyi: just be sure to not get too deep with your shaving, as it’s kind of addicting, and I wouldn’t want you to slice through the actual fibers you need to hold your item together, lol! )

Here’s a few before and after pics for you to see for yourself how good it worked for me:

Defuzz before & after rosettesDefuzz before & after strapDefuzz shaver encircled

I hope this helps you be able to get out those old fuzzy favorites that you just couldn’t bear to part with, but still love as much as the day you first laid eyes on them.

Enjoy!

Bethany~

About gettinitpegged

Whipping up whimsy with looms & string! :)
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3 Responses to Tip for Tuesday~

  1. guppylovesshark says:

    We have one that looks just like that 🙂 Hubby uses it on the couch, haha. I’m going to have to wrestle down some time to make that pretty bag of yours ❤ Hugs!

  2. Kelly says:

    How much was the shaver?

  3. gettinitpegged says:

    Hi, Kelly!

    I guess I should have mentioned that, lol!? It was about $9, then I used a 40% of coupon. ;)? If you click on the picture of the shaver, it’ll take you to a comparison shopping page on the shaver itself…hope that helps!

    Bethany~

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