This affordable fabric shaver made my sweaters look brand new

Some people are even using it on furniture.
woman using fabric shaver on colorful sweater
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My favorite time of year is when the colder months come, so I love when it's time to pull out all of my sweaters and cardigans to prepare for the chilly breezes ahead.

When I reached in the back of my closet for all of my cold weather gear, I was shocked by how worn and frayed a couple of my thicker cardigans looked. I remembered coming across a little fabric shaver during one of my many nights of aimless window shopping on Amazon, and I decided it was time to add it to my cart.

Beautural Fabric Shaver

I went with this version by Beautural since it has a 4.5-star rating with over 15,000 reviews. It's also the same brand behind my beloved steamer that's never failed me.

Once it arrived, I popped in some AA batteries (not included) and put the tiny device to use on a few of my favorite cardigans that have started to show their age. I was amazed to see how much lint and excess fabric filled the compartment as I ran the shaver over the most worn-out areas.

The fabric shaver picked up a lot of fuzz in very little time.TODAY

I didn't have quite as many issues with fabric pilling as some Amazon reviewers did — my problem was mainly with tiny flyaway fuzz and lint. Because of this, I didn't have the dramatic and visually impressive results most reviewers did. However, my cardigans all looked super smooth and just as new as they did when I first purchased them.

While I was more than pleased with my results, Amazon customers have shared even more impressive results with garments that had plenty more wear than mine.

"I honestly never even knew this type of device existed, one reviewer wrote. "I am so happy I found this and I don’t have to throw away my favorite sweater/jacket."

Some reviewers even had luck using the shaver on their furniture.

"This little machine is NO JOKE!" one reviewer wrote. "My couch was gnarly and pilled and I swear it looks brand new."

Another reviewer remarked that they were unsure it would work, but were ultimately happy with the results.

"I was skeptical about ordering this, but I'm more than pleased with its performance," one reviewer wrote. "I've had it for about a week and have used it on almost everything!"

So if you're looking to revive those sweaters that have been sitting in the back of your closet for too long, this fabric shaver just might do the trick.

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