Dritz Sweater Stone Clothing Care
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- Remove pilling and renew the finish of sweaters naturally
- Made of a natural pumice
- It's versatility allows use on a wide range of fabrics , including furniture and polar fleece
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I tried peeling them off with tape, and rolling them off with lint rollers. These only removed a few superficial lints- the stubborn pills remained. I tried using a vacuum shaver. The shaver worked on some types of fabric but not others, but left holes in all of them.
Resigned to buying a new wardrobe, I brought the SWEATER STONE not really expecting anything. To my delight, it actually works!
I would not say my clothes look like new, but they look much better. Be warned, though, if your garments are full of pills, or if you are very particular in wanting to remove as many of the pills as possible, shaving with the sweater shaver can awhile. I sometimes spend a couple of hours with one very pilly shirt. But this is still far less than the time it would take to remove all these pills with my fingers (the only other method I know that really works- I also spent hours with all the other methods I describe above but they never did end up working.) Furthermore, shaving with the sweater stone leaves my garments with a fresher look than picking with my fingers as it removes a good deal of fuzz as well the pills.
A point to note however is that the SWEATER STONE is rather messy. Unlike vacuum shavers which include a collection place for the pills, and lint rollers/tape in which the pills stick to the roller/tape, the pills simply fall all over your table/floor when using this device, along with crumbled bits of the stone itself. I recommend shaving with the SWEATER STONE on top of newspapers away from fans, wind, etc.Read more ›
I will add that it does have a slight odd odor while you use it, but that does not affect the clothes. You also will want to use a lint roller to collect pills and lint once you're done. I've had one synthetic stretchy sweater it didn't work on, but it's been great on most things, including pilly sheets.
I found a small one and was able to get the pills off of a pair of Champion sweatpants. They are the worst. They start pilling almost immediately and never stop. But it was small and difficult to get at the right angle. It I was not careful, I would get the leading edge too close to the fabric and it would dig it.
I used that stone for several weeks (those Champion pants are an endless source of pills). Every time I used it, I had trouble getting at just the right angle.
I decided to try the Sweater Stone. When it arrived, I noticed that it had a different feel. The one from the store was gray and oddly shaped. The Sweater Stove is perfectly rectangular. It has a cardboard cover that makes it easier to hold. The shape is also better for de-pilling. The drugstore stone has an irregular shape that was difficult to use and it was too narrow to get a good grip on.
I really like the plastic case. The drugstore stone leaves grit on the shelf. The Sweater Stove case keeps things much tidier.
Be sure to use it outside or where you will be vacuuming. As someone else said, it is messy. It produces a lot of lint and grit. I do mine on the back patio. I sometimes do it on the ironing board where I can get the fabric tight. Then I vacuum the floor.
There is definitely a technique to using the Sweater Stone. It didn't work that well at the start.
The fabric needs to be fairly taut.Read more ›
The sweater stone is not just for sweaters! It can literally be used on most any type of material, knit tops, pants, skirts, t-shirts, cotton, some polyester, etc to remove the piling that occurs from wear & tear or laundering (do not use on any type of material that snags i.e. silk, rayon, beaded, sequined, etc). Works great on those super soft, knit tops, dresses etc (like jersey knit) that begin looking shabby after one too many washes.
PRECAUTIONS: 1) A gentler touch is better 2) There is a technique to using on 'thinner' material; Practice first on something you don't care about 3) Works best if the material can be held taut - having a 2nd pair of hands is helpful 4) DO NOT place the item you're 'stoning' on a hard or bumpy surface, Lay it on something soft with a little give (like a bed) 5) Always place padding between buttons, zippers etc.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not that easy to use. If you are not careful you can take off more of the sweater than just the pills.Published 1 day ago by Judy Romo
I've been looking for one of these. Works very well to remove "pills".Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Works well -- takes some practice to ensure no ripping of fabric.Published 10 days ago by Caroline S Wallinger
I am thoroughly impressed by how this takes pilling away on very soft fabrics! It has saved a few shirts!Published 10 days ago by P31
it's not a good idea to buy it,it make the cotton more worse.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Certainly cleaned up my old gloves and sweaters, though I still need a tiny pair of scissors for some areas. Read morePublished 17 days ago by imshoppinonamazon