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Machine Lint tools from Sally Beauty (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: LaurieEm
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Posted on: 4/16/10 6:02 PM
Sally Beauty sells disposable mascara wands, for cosmeticians to use a fresh wand on each customer. You can buy 12 of them for less than $5, and they'll last a very long time. They're like a little bristly pipe cleaner on a stick, and they really grab the lint and crud. It is nice to have several, as while you're working ultimately they get clogged and you need to work to clean them out. Usually you're in a hurry to sew. At leasure, clean out the remaining crud on the brushes and you're ready for next time.

While you're at Sally's, they have all kinds of little squeeze bottles with long pointy nozzles. They are great as free, nontoxic "canned air" for a final dusting after you've gotten all the visible lint out.
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Nancy Mac said...
Great tip, I especially like the squeeze bottle application. Green is good!
4/16/10 9:15 PM
ryansmumAria said...
oooooh! I love it. Thank you.
4/17/10 0:30 AM
elsew said...
One just never knows where the next helpful tool will be. I will be visiting my local Sally's for these cool tools! Thanks so much for the review.
4/17/10 7:40 AM
Longarm said...
Along these same lines, I have been using a big soft blusher brush for a long time to dust out the insides of my serger and under the bobbin case (side loaded) of my straight-stitch sewing machine. I LOVE the idea of your "compressed air" bottle!! Thanks for sharing. :)
4/17/10 9:20 AM
Elaine Dougan said...
Great tips! Thank you.
4/17/10 9:49 AM
kws said...
good idea
4/17/10 10:32 PM

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