Acrylic sweaters do not shrink. In fact, acrylic fiber is more prone to stretching than shrinking. Washing instructions must be followed to ensure that an acrylic garment does not lose form and become baggy. More »

Acrylic shrinks when treated in a washer and dryer under moderate to high heat. Acrylic is synthetic, composed primarily of plastic and prone to deforming and shrinking during laundering. More »

You can wash acrylic sweaters at home, either by hand or by machine. Follow these guidelines to make sure your sweater stays in the best possible condition. More »

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. More »

To remove lint or pills from a sweater, go over the area with a lint roller, and then repeat using an electric fabric shaver. Removing lint or pills from a sweater takes roughly 15 minutes and requires a lint roller, sma... More »

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To shrink a wool sweater, apply hot water or steam to the sweater and then dry it. Because wool is not a predictable fiber, plan to monitor the sweater throughout the shrinking process. If your sweater comes "pre-shrunk,... More »

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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. Rem... More »

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