So (not) extra
Have you ever seen one of these? This extra material is normally found when we buy a new pair of trousers or shirts, and they look like just a sample of clothing. We all think this is meant to serve as a replacement in case the fabric rips, which is a safe assumption. However, you might be surprised to know these patches are not meant to be used to sew torn patches up, but instead its real purpose is way more of a life hack!
Although it may be used to be sewed into your outfit, it is not its primary use. In fact, this extra clothing is given to know the nature of the material used and serves as a ‘trial.’ You can see how that small piece of clothing will react to the different chemicals inside the washing powder or bleach you regularly use, and check if your new item of clothing would shrink, change colors or get damaged during the wash!