31 DIY Hacks for Stained and Ruined Clothes

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Don’t you hate it when you have to throw out a beloved garment after it is damaged? So do I, and you can not imagine how happy I was to find that many stains, spills and snags can be repaired to make the unsightly item wearable again. I love the tips for removing ink and paint from clothing, which as a DIYer, I have encountered more times than I can count. Removing latex paint, is apparently simple. Who would have known? From getting rid of oil and gum in clothes, to fixing frays and pills in sweaters, to adjusting the size of clothes that have become stretched out of shrunk, you will find some amazing tips and DIY hacks here (and they also work great on removing spills and stains from furniture!) Start your spring cleaning and repairing with these cool little tricks you will wish you knew a long time ago.

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31 DIY Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

1. DIY Retailer Clothing Repair Secrets

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I love this little secret tip used by retailers to keep clothes looking brand new and unworn. Even a brand new garment can quickly get damaged to the point you would not want to wear it with a little pull. Check out this tutorial to see the easy fix.

2. An Easy Way to Fix Holes in Your Jeans and Other Garments

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I just hate it that my softest, most comfortable jeans, the ones that fit me best, are also falling apart from being worn so often. Fix those jeans with this trick seamstresses will charge you a pretty penny to do. Fairly simple, this cool DIY hack will have you wearing your favorite denim for a long time. Easy sewing project that even beginners can do, this tip is essential when you are living on a budget. Learn how to mend and darn to get twice as much wear from your clothing.

3. How To Get Gum Out With Vinegar

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Afraid of even chewing gum anymore because it is so hard to get out of things. I am not, but I must admit when I see my kids chewing it on the sofa. Just last week I got to try out this cool trick for removing gum form jeans, I just used it on the couch. No chemicals, either. Love it!

4. How to Remove Oil Stains or Grease Stains from Clothes

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Wow! I had no idea you could remove oil stains in clothes after they had been washed. I can’t tell you how many things I have donated to charity after I tried to clean them of oil but could not. Dresses, shirts, pants, jeans and baby clothes will all look new again with this little DIY hack you will wish you had known a lot sooner.

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5. How to Get Stains out of Clothes

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OK, so I have also permanently damaged clothes by trying to scrub a stain out. The stain may go away, but the wear and tear to the fabric from all that scrubbing often ends up looking worse than if the item were stained. Learn how to remove stains from clothes easily, and without damaging them, with this simple trick.

6. 5 Cool DIY Ways To Refashion Your Old T-Shirts

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7. How to Easily Fix Snagged Clothing

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I used to get so upset when my clothing got snagged, especially when it was brand new. My roommate taught me this cool DIY hack for clothes when I was in college, and it makes snags in clothes and unsightly loops of thread magically disappear.

8. How to Remove Latex Paint From Jeans

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I think this is my favorite tip of all of them. As a lifelong crafter and DIY nut, I just can’t seem to keep the paint off my good clothes. I retired items once they had paint on them, but once I realized I then owned 16 pairs of painting pants, I thought “there must be a better way.” There is. You will not believe how simple this trick is, either. Brilliant!

9. Homemade Wrinkle Release Spray

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Since my dryer has kind of become my iron, and I don’t always make it in time to immediately pull everything out and fold or hang it neatly, I go through quite a bit of wrinkle release spray. I went looking to see if there was a homemade wrinkle remover, and sure enough, the spray is easy and cheap to make at home. Eliminate wrinkles without ironing or spending a ton of money! Awesome

10. How to Take in Only Part of Your Pants

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I had no ideas you could sew a seam like this. Alter your saggy pants at some and save money on the seamstress by following this easy step by step tutorial that teaches you exactly how to get rid of a saggy butt.

11. How to Get Paint out of Clothes

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Another tip that shows you how to remove paint from clothing, this one uses alcohol. Pretty cool. Get rid of paint stains and have your clothes looking new again.

12. Use Hairspray or Hand Sanitizer to Get out Ink Stains

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As you have probably learned by now, ink is not an easy thing to remove. You can’t even paint over it! Fortunately, if you know this secret trick, you will be able to get ink out of your clothes and furniture easily.

13. How To Get Oily Stains Out Of Dark-Colored Clothing

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DIY Hacks for Ruined Clothes. Awesome Ideas, Tips and Tricks for Repairing Clothes and Removing Stains in Clothing | How To Get Oily Stains Out Of Dark-Colored Clothing

14. Goodbye to Yellow Armpit Stains

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Want to know how to remove yellow armpit stains from undershirts and T-shirts? Check out this cool do it yourself method for removing unsightly yellow stains under the arms. Your white shirts will thank you.

15. How to Fix a Broken Zipper

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16. Three Easy Ways to Mend Fabric, Inspired by Japanese Textiles

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17. How to Repair a Frayed Shirt Collar

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18. Patching with Embroidery

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19. How To Fix A Separated Zipper

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20. How to Fix A Sweater Snag

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21. Mending Holes in Jeans

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22. How to Reattach a Loose Sole

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23. How to Repair Scuffed Shoes

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24. How To Clean Suede

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25. How to Remove Chewing Gum from a Leather Jacket

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26. How to Repair An Underwire Bra

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27. How to Remove Salt Stains from Leather Boots

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28. How to Remove Bobbles & Pilling from Clothes

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29. How to fix Armhole Gape

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30. How to Get Mildew Smell Out of Clothes

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31. How To Unshrink Clothes

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Pants or jeans too small from drying them too much, or on too hot a setting? Learn how to unshrink them with this do it yourself tip that will surprise you.

 

 

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