How To Shrink Clothes
If you have recently shed a few pounds, or if you want to wear your husband's shirt, you may be interested in learning how to shrink clothes. Shrinking clothes that are too large will allow you to look better in them. There are specific techniques to follow when learning how to shrink clothes properly.
1. Study the clothing labels. When you are learning how to shrink clothes, you will find that clothing made from cotton, linen, polyester and denim are more prone to shrinkage than clothing made from animal skins. Wool fabrics will shrink, but it may take several washings before this occurs. If a fabric has been pre-washed, it isn't likely that it will shrink at all. If clothing hasn't been pre-washed, it is a good candidate for shrinkage. So, select a shrinkable fabric and begin the process of learning how to shrink clothes.
2. Use the hottest water setting available on your washing machine. High heat causes certain fibers to tighten and shrink up. The spin cycle will help to further shrink and bind clothing fibers tightly together. Once the spin cycle has been completed, put your clothes into the dryer. Set the controls to the hottest settings again for maximum shrinkage. Then remove the clothes from the dryer and iron them. You should notice they are not as large.
3. Hand wash clothing you want to shrink, and lay it flat to dry in the sun. Try this alternative method when learning how to shrink clothes. The trick when shrinking clothes this way is washing clothes in hot water and allowing the sun's hot rays to do the shrinkage of your clothing.
These are very effective ideas on how to shrink clothes. Try them!