How To Shrink A Hoodie
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Cotton is the fiber commonly used to make T-shirts, and fortunately cotton is one of the easiest fabrics to shrink. According to Cotton Inc., cotton garments shrink because washing and drying reduces the pressure on the fabric. After washing and drying for the first time, you will have more success in shrinking cotton t-shirts. The key to shrinking your shirt is simple: too much heat.
1. Check your shirt tag to see if it can shrink. If it's not 100 cotton or the label says it's shrunk, you probably won't be able to shrink your shirt that much. The blend of cotton and pre-shrink fabric can easily shrink, but not enough to make a noticeable difference.
2. Machine wash your shirt with water and color resistant soap. During the shrinkage process, colorless detergent helps to keep the color of your shirt as good as possible. However, the need for more heat to shrink your shirt can also fade the color.
your. Dry your shirt as hard as possible until it is completely dry. After the drying period is complete, let your shirt cool in the dryer for 15 minutes.
4. Repeat the washing and drying process once or twice to encourage shrinkage.
5. Take your shirt to a dry cleaner if it doesn't shrink enough. According to Cotton Inc., steam can also shrink cotton fabrics. Ask your cleaner if you can steam your shirt and tell them they want it to shrink.