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4 Easy Ways to Remove Rhinestones from Clothes

When rhinestones got misplaced on my T-shirt creations, I had to find an easy way to remove them again. So I searched for solutions and found there were several ways that you can do that, depending on the material your clothes are made off and which stones are attached. So, if you ever find yourself in the same situation, try these 4 easy ways to remove rhinestones from your clothes and other fabric.

1- USING A STEAM IRON

When using this method, you must turn the dress inside out. Then placing a protective cloth on the back of the fabric where the rhinestones are. Turn on the steam of your iron and spread the steam. The heat and steam of the iron will soften the glue and make it possible to remove the stones. Please be carefully because the stones will be hot! Use a pair of tweezers as an aid. For this method you have to be quick because once the glue has cooled down, the effect is gone.

This is a very simple method, but does not work on all types of fabrics. If the rhinestones have come loose, but the glue has remained, use the following method to get rid of it.

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2-ACETONE

Another method that is definitely worth a try, is using acetone. Also with this method preferably turn the fabric if possible. The purpose of using acetone is weakening the grip of the glue and then you can swoop in and remove both the rhinestones and the glue. If you have a spray bottle, then put acetone in it and spray a little on the back of the garment on the stones. Or if you don’t have a spray bottle, just use a cotton swab and dip one end in the acetone. Then use it on the glue area. When you do this enough (but don’t overdo it) the stones will lose their grip. Remove the glue from the front with a cotton cloth.

I found on the internet that nail polish remover is also a possibility but I found this method to be to dangerous for damaging the garment. It is best that you check whether your substance is resistant to such treatment. Do not use it on synthetic fabrics because they cannot stand it.

If the glue starts to become soft and gel-like as a result of the above methods, you can also try to remove it with a normal gum.

3- SOAP

I don’t always feel completely at ease with the above methods, so then I reach for this method instead. I take a regular piece of soap and apply water and the soap at the area where the rhinestones are glued. I hold the sides of the fabric with rhinestones in the middle and rub them against each other. Normally, the rhinestones come off in a couple of minutes when doing it this way. There can still be some glue left sticking on your garment. But to remove that is easy. Just use your index finger nail or gum and scratch off the glue. Soap weakens the grip on fabric and will eventually release the glue. If you want to reuse those stones, you can do this by gluing them on again with a hotfix glue.

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4-SUPER GLUE SOLVENT

If you don’t like any of previous methods or if you find that the products are too risky for use on your garment, buy an adhesive solvent yourself and try testing it first. There are many glue solvents on the market. Now apply it to both sides of the stones and leave it for a while (read the user manual). This should remove both the stones and the glue from your fabric.

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4 Easy Ways to Remove Rhinestones from Clothes

When rhinestones got misplaced on my T-shirt creations, I had to find an easy way to remove them again. So I searched for solutions and found there were several ways that you can do that, depending on the material your clothes are made off and which stones are attached. So, if you ever find yourself in the same situation, try

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What are rhinestone sizes?

Yes, there is actually a size chart to determine or measure the size of rhinestones. Rhinestones are sold per size, preceded or followed by an SS number (SS stands for Stone Size). There is no connection with millimeters in this number, in the sense that 6SS or SS6 stones are NOT 6 mm in diameter! But there is a size

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What are rhinestone sizes?

Yes, there is actually a size chart to determine or measure the size of rhinestones. Rhinestones are sold per size, preceded or followed by an SS number (SS stands for Stone Size). There is no connection with millimeters in this number, in the sense that 6SS or SS6 stones are NOT 6 mm in diameter! But there is a size chart in which the dimensioning is explained, so that you can more easily figure out which size of rhinestones to choose.

So in general, the higher the SS number, the larger the diameter of the stone, and the more bling it will have. Conversely, the smaller the SS number, the smaller the diameter of the crystal and the more luster it will have.

SIZE CHART OF THE MOST COMMON USED RHINESTONES

Below you will find a list of the most popular and available hotfix or rhinestone formats, with their diameter in millimeters:

SS4: 1.5 – 1.6 mm

SS6: 1.9 – 2.1 mm

SS8: 2.3 – 2.5 mm

SS10: 2.7 – 2.9 mm

SS12: 3.0 – 3.2 mm

SS16: 3.8 – 4.0 mm

SS20: 4.6 – 4.8 mm

SS30: 6.3 – 6.5 mm

SS34: 7.1 – 7.3 mm

This chart will help you to determine which size you should choose for a T-shirt or shoes, flip flops or sandals, tights, body suits, belts, sweamwear, jeans of jean jacket or any other part of your outfit to pimp.

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Rhinestone size chart

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How to make cheap clothes look expensive

How to make cheap clothes look expensive

I was looking for a way to make my cheap clothes look expensive and came across, what I found three nice and easy solutions. Let’s check it out together!

An absolute eye-opener for me was when I found out that you can apply rhinestones on your own shirts, clothes, bags and even shoes. And you can do it all by yoursefl.  It looked like a fun thing to do besides the positive effect it would have on my outfit. So, I wanted to learn more about it and share it with you.

1. BY USING rhinestones

what are rhinestones?

Well rhinestones are made of glass but in such a way that they give a nice shine so they look like real gems. The front is facetted glass. And the more facets the glass gets, the more shine.

The back of hotfix stones should be mirrored with a silver coating to reflect light, just as mirrors should be coated with silver to reflect reflections. Without the coating, a flat back piece is no more than a piece of transparent glass of any shape that does not reflect light except for the surface.

The back is in a gray, black or green color. If you look closely, you can see that there has already been added glue to the flat surface. Since there is glue on the stones, you only need to apply heat to adhere them to fabric or other materials.

By the way rhinestones are called strass in Belgium and Netherlands as in many other European languages. Both are used interchangeably. There is also a size chart for rhinestones.

Rhinestones on clothing and shoes

HOW CAN YOU APPLY RHINESTONES?

There are various methods to do this. It can be done with an iron or a hotfix applicator. It can be done with rhinestone templates and transfers. In some of my next blog posts I will go deeper into this:

2. BY USING GLITTER HTV

The second method which is pretty neat is to apply a nice design in glitter HTV. This immediately gives a shiny effect to your outfit and makes it stand out. It makes an ordinary T-shirt in an incredible one. It gives so many opportunities. Only ones imagination is the limit, I would say.

What is glitter HTV?

Another nice way to give your clothes that extra touch, is the use of glitter HTV.

Glitter htv is a glittery material that can be used on fabric to create stunning, radiant creations. Glitter htv contains real glitter flakes encapsulated in a high-quality heat-seal adhesive and is available in many colors. It can easily be cut with an scissors orwith a cutting machine such as silhouette cameo or cricut..

Glitter HTV adheres to cotton, uncoated polyester, fabric blends, wool and linen. You can make very beautiful creations, for example to T-shirts or children’s clothes very original.

How can you apply glitter htv to make your clothes look more expensive?

Glitter htv attaches itself easily. It is best applied with a heat press but it can also be applied using a simple iron. I have made an entire article for you to explain in more dept. Please check it out.

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3. BY USING IRON-ON PATCHES

Buy iron-on patches for a quick and easy new look for your jean jacket or denim jeans. They don’t require a stiching machine and are very easy to do. You just need an iron for this. Kids also just love these patches and find them even “cool”.

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