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Shrinking Clothing

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Sometimes you may actually want to intentionally shrink a piece of clothing. This is a guide about shrinking clothing.
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June 8, 20170 found this helpful

While you may be able to shrink capris that are too large, your best bet might be to take them in. This is a guide about shrinking capris.

Capri Pants

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May 23, 20170 found this helpful

If your leather boots are too large, you may need to shrink them a bit to get a better fit. This is a guide about shrinking leather boots.

Black Leather Boots

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April 14, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about intentionally shrinking jeans. If your jeans are a bit too big you may be able to shrink them for a better fit.

Side view of a torso in a pair of jeans that is a few inches too big around

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May 4, 20140 found this helpful

This is a guide about shrinking a t-shirt. If a favorite t-shirt is too big or seems to stretch out with wearing, you may be able to shrink the fabric enough to improve the fit.

A man wearing a t-shirt.

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February 24, 20100 found this helpful

I would like to know if anyone has any ideas on how to shrink clothes?

Raymond mason from Shreveport, LA

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Shrinking Clothing

Be careful about shrinking t-shirts. Depending on how they're built, they could very well twist.

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If they are a tube construction with no side seams they will almost certainly twist. If they have side seams and the weave on the front and back panel is in the same direction then they will twist a bit. If the front and back panels have the weave in opposite directions then they will still deform a little, but not as much. (07/13/2008)

By Mik

Shrinking Clothing

Washing with salt (about a half a container) will also help shrink. (07/13/2008)

By Eric

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