To unshrink a shrunken wool sweater, soak it in a solution of baby shampoo and warm water for 15 minutes, spread it over butcher paper, stretch the sweater to the desired size, and place heavy objects over the edges. Remove the objects once the sweater is dry.Continue Reading
Pour 1 quart lukewarm water into a sink, add 1 tablespoon of baby shampoo, and stir the mixture to form a uniform solution. Turn the sweater inside out and submerge it in the solution. Let it soak for 15 minutes.
Spread a properly sized sweater over butcher paper, then use a pencil to trace around the properly sized sweater. Remove the traced sweater and put it aside. Lift the shrunken sweater from the water, and gently squeeze out the excess water. To avoid damaging the fabric, don't wring out the garment.
Spread the shrunken sweater over the pencil outline. Hold the side edges of the sweater, and stretch it to fit the pencil outline. Secure the edges in place by placing heavy objects over them. Repeat the process for the top and bottom of the sweater. Allow the sweater to dry, then remove the heavy objects.
Bleach shorts in a one-to-one bleach-water solution in a basin for 15 to 20 minutes until the color starts to lift. Use gloves to keep the chemicals from the skin. To create patterns, scrunch the material together, and secure with rubber bands to prevent the bleach from penetrating that area.Full Answer >
To remove Elmer's white glue from clothing, soak the stained area in warm water or a solution of water, detergent and vinegar to soften the glue, then wash immediately in hot water. Do not use vinegar on cotton or linen.Full Answer >
To get wrinkles out of polyester fabric, a person should try either dampening the polyester fabric with water and then ironing the wrinkles out or try washing the item with a permanent press setting and short permanent press drying cycle, about 15-20 minutes. Typically, choosing the wrong settings on the washing or drying machine is what leads to unwanted wrinkles.Full Answer >
One of the most common techniques used to fix clothes that have shrunk in the dryer is by soaking them in a sink with cool water and hair conditioner, rinsing them clean and dry, stretching them gently to their initial size and then letting them hang to dry. Baby shampoo may also be used as a treatment solution instead of hair conditioner.Full Answer >