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How to care for and repair your clothes: These handy tools that experts love will make your clothes last longer and save you money

Much modern clothing may not be built to last, but you can keep your items for longer with the correct care, mending and maintenance

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Pony pearlised head pins, €2.50, TheFabricCounter.ie

Pony pearlised head pins, €2.50, TheFabricCounter.ie

Seam ripper, €1, TheFabricCounter.ie

Seam ripper, €1, TheFabricCounter.ie

Restora sweater brick, €15.95 for 10, Dormer.ie

Restora sweater brick, €15.95 for 10, Dormer.ie

Pilot Frixion Ball pen, €3.90, PenStore.ie

Pilot Frixion Ball pen, €3.90, PenStore.ie

Retractable tape measure, €3.50, VibesandScribes.ie

Retractable tape measure, €3.50, VibesandScribes.ie

Tailors chalk, €1, TheFabricCounter.ie

Tailors chalk, €1, TheFabricCounter.ie

Minky bobble remover, €14.99, lenehans.ie

Minky bobble remover, €14.99, lenehans.ie

Pilo 1 fabric shaver, €45, SteameryStockholm.com

Pilo 1 fabric shaver, €45, SteameryStockholm.com

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In the era of fast fashion, it can be easier to buy a new cardigan when a button falls off than to take the time to replace it. However, with living costs continuing to spiral, there is a growing interest in taking better care of our existing wardrobes rather than stocking up on new garments.

Whether you’re learning to sew or simply want to extend the life of your clothes, we asked the experts what tools you need to properly mend and maintain your wardrobe.


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