How Do You Shrink Clothes That Are Too Big?

A simple way to shrink clothes that are too big is to wash them in cold water and heat them in a dryer. You need cold water, laundry detergent and a dryer to accomplish this task.

  1. Wash the garment

    Wash and rinse the garment in cold water.

  2. Shrink the garment in the dryer

    Once clean, put the garment in the dryer, and turn the dryer on high heat. Check the garment occasionally to avoid excessive shrinkage.

  3. Line-dry if needed

    Remove the item from the dryer once it has shrunk to the right size. If it is still damp, hang it on a clothesline to dry.