How to remove puffs on clothes and not make it worse?
The clutch in a prominent place even gives a sloppy look, and can also turn into a hole or arrow. Fortunately, puffs on clothes can be removed quickly and easily. To do this, you only need a sewing needle, and another 5 minutes of free time. The main thing is not to rush and follow the rules exactly. For dresses, trousers, different types of fabrics, the technique for removing puffs is slightly different.
How to remove the clues - a general principle
Puffs can appear on any fabric, but especially often this problem happens with delicate, thin and pile fabrics. The threads in the weave are loose, so they easily cling. As a result, one thread is pulled out and forms a loop. It is important not to cut it and not break it.
There are 2 ways to remove the puff:
- pull the thread to the wrong side;
- push it into the fabric, removing excess tension along the edges.
The second option is preferable. Just hiding the puff on the wrong side, you do not solve the problem of thread tension. The fabric, as it were, is tapering, and the clothes are not sitting as perfectly as before. To remove the clues, you need to put the elongated strings in place.
First of all, you need to find a suitable place to remove puffs. The strings in the fabric, as a rule, are very thin, and you will need to clearly see the eyelet-hook.
Equally important is convenience. It is impossible to remove the hook on the weight - so you risk breaking the thread and permanently ruining the product. Therefore:
- Place your clothes on the table.
- Organize a good backlight.
- Arm yourself with a thin sewing needle and a magnifying glass if necessary.
- Try to lightly pull the fabric, smoothing the track that the hook created.
- If the thread does not fall into place, gently pry it through 3-5 mm from the tightening by pulling a part of the loop-hook.
- Step back again and make a small loop.
- Loosen the thread, moving from the hook to the edge.
Soon the puff will disappear, and the pattern on the fabric will recover.
The most difficult thing is to determine the hooked thread. To do this, you can gently pull the loop. Arm yourself with a magnifying glass, then you will probably see which thread you need to tighten.
On synthetics - chiffon, polyester, nylon
Synthetic fabrics can usually be repaired without any tools. In most cases, it is enough to gently stretch the fabric. How to do it right?
- Determine which thread is hooked - shared (does not stretch) or weft (stretches).
- Grasp the fabric 1 cm from the hook.
- Pull gently towards the threads.
- Move 2–3 cm from the hook and again pull the fabric, stretching it to the edges.
- Do the same in the direction of the weft threads.
- Steam the fabric with an iron. The thread will finally fall into place.
If there is a microscopic loop left on the synthetics and it is not a hunt to mess with it, you can hide it from the inside. Take a needle with a thread of contrasting color and pull through the clutch. The thread should remain in its middle. Tie a knot to secure the loop. Now pierce the fabric with the needle as close to the puff and pull it inside out.
On knitwear and knitwear
On knitwear, the threads are denser and thicker, so it is not difficult to remove the tightening:
- Take a needle with a big eye.
- Insert it into the fabric as close to the stretched thread as possible.
- Place the edge of the puff in the eye of the needle and pull it to the wrong side. If the clue is small, use tweezers to grip it.
- From the inside, grab an elongated loop with a thread in the color of the product. So the fabric will certainly not bloom.
On knitted clothes and knitwear, it is very easy to remove puffs using a hook with a lock. You need to "grab" the loop, close the mechanism and pull it from the wrong side.
In order to remove the puff on the dress, you need to pull the fabric to the sides. This must be done carefully so as not to tear the product. If the thread still remains, pull it to the wrong side and fasten. The remaining puff marks can be masked with a brooch or belt.
You can independently eliminate the clues on almost all types of fabrics, except atlas. A satin dress is best taken to the workshop.
Pants can only be restored if the thread is not pulled out. Edit it as follows:
- Insert the needle with the large eye into the base of the hook.
- Pass the hook into the eyelet and pull it to the back of the fabric.
- Stretch the fabric to the sides with small movements.
- Unfasten the trousers with an iron.
On jeans, clues are hidden from the inside. Usually this fabric does not creep. What do we have to do:
- Find a needle with a wide big eye.
- Insert it into the place where the hook sticks out.
- Only the eyelet should remain on the surface. Insert the hook into it and pull it to the wrong side.
- Sweep it to the fabric.
If the jeans are dark, and the puff turned out to be light, you can try to return the dark thread to its place with a thin needle, prying it and pulling it up. An alternative is to sew an emblem in this place, embroider it or even deliberately tear jeans. Now it is very fashionable.
It is unlikely to fully protect clothes from clues. But you can minimize the risk of their occurrence.
Prevention of puffs is as follows:
- Wash things correctly. Please check the information on the label before washing. For delicate fabrics, use the appropriate washing machine mode. And especially delicate products are best washed with your hands. Soaking and aggressive chemistry should also be minimized. Improper care leads to rapid wear of the fabric and increases the risk of clings.
- Handle wet clothing carefully. When wet, matter becomes especially vulnerable. It is unacceptable to twist things or dry them with an iron.
- Keep delicate items and expensive outfits in a case. It happens that puffs appear directly in the closet from other clothes. They can leave locks, brooches, rhinestones. The cover will protect your things from adverse influences from the outside.
- Use conditioner when washing. It creates a protective film that improves the wear resistance of the fibers. Having lost their integrity, “fluffy” strings cling much faster than durable and smooth ones.
Almost any puff can be repaired. The larger the strings, the easier it is to do. Repair usually does not take much time. On synthetics, the leads are stretched, on knitwear - they are pulled out with a hook or a needle. If you doubt your abilities, you can take the clothes to the studio. They undertake to correct even complex defects.