Shave those pills off your clothes!

I saw a “trick” online and thought “Weird! I wonder if that really works!”

So I tried it. Yes, you can indeed shave the pills off of your sweaters and jackets and any other article of clothing that is pill-y. Pilly? Is that a word?
And there’s really nothing to it. Grab a razor and just shave away like you would on your face/legs/wherever.
We used a disposable one so there wouldn’t be any random hairs in the photo… ha!

***EDIT EDIT! – DON’T GO TOO FAST WITH A RAZOR WITH LOTS OF BLADES! You might cut a hole in your clothes. We didn’t run into that problem at all with the disposable razor/single blade… so maybe stick with those. here’s the one we used.










We started with the top part of this jacket… look at how clean it is!

Enjoy your pill-less life!

EDIT— yes… I know you could just buy an electric pill shaver thing. But the whole point is that you don’t have to buy anything for this! And could do this anywhere that you have a razor… including traveling!




  1. Ellie August 3, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Regarding the sandpaper you’ve used, Sherry: Was it a fine, medium, or coarse grit? Thanks!

  2. nisha August 7, 2013 at 10:05 am

    i saw this, ran to my pant and started shaving, ive been looking for a solution for a loooong time

  3. Liz August 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I shaved the little pills off my sheets and made them nice and smooth again.

  4. Jere September 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I know this works! I had an induction to attend and these little pills were on my suit, my daughter told me about the razor, but being in a hotel, I used the tool that we Ladies use to touch up my eyebrows and it worked out perfect.My suit looked brand new almost. Wonderful DIY

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  6. wendy December 5, 2013 at 12:12 am

    I have done this for years and found that using a lint roller along with the razor works wonders to keep the area you are working on clean. I also keeps the ‘debris’ from going somewhere else that you have to clean up. I also do this on an ironing board to create a strong support — seems to make the process a little easier.

  7. wendy December 5, 2013 at 12:17 am

    I’ve been doing this for years and it works really well. I find that using a lint roller to clean up the area I’m working on helps move the ‘project’ along. I also usually try to use an ironing board to support my ‘project.’

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  9. Joan February 4, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Actually the razor works much better than a pill shaver

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    OMG You’re a life saver! Loving your blog!

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