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Thread: Need help with black fabric

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    Senior Member Dingle's Avatar
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    I made a Bow Tucks Bag for a friend. I used black for the botton and the inside. I washed it before I was going to give it to her and threw it in the dryer for a few minutes. When it came out the black has what looks like white fuzz on it but I can't get it off. I washed it with 400ct bed sheets thinking I would be safe and nothing would get on it. I was wrong. Does anyone have any idea on how to clean this up? I may just end up taking it apart and re-doing it. She gave me a yard of print fabric to use and I don't have enough to just make another one.

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    Try one of those stick lint rollers, or tape wrapped around your hand, good luck! Let us know.

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    Try shaving it, or get a defuzzer for sweaters.

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    Have you tried a lint remover or real sticky tape?

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    That has to be so frustrating. I would shave it like a sweater. I can't imagine trying to pick it all off by hand.

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    Maybe try washing and drying it again being sure not to wash anything else with it. 8-)

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    I have tried masking tape, duct tape, picking, straight blade but nothing seems to work. I don't have a shaver or able to get one where I live. Only store here is a Wal-Mart and they don't carry them. Not looking forward to maybe having to rip apart and starting over.

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    Are you ready for this? Try a Sharpie, color the little buggers! Can't possibly take as long as ripping it all out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    Are you ready for this? Try a Sharpie, color the little buggers! Can't possibly take as long as ripping it all out.
    I've done that! :thumbup:

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    Did you use poly batting in it? Some off brands of poly beard like that and would show up on black especially. Look for poly batting that is needle-punched to a scrim if you want to use it.

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