To shrink clothes, wash the garment in hot water and dry with high heat. The exact method depends on the type of material of the particular piece of clothing. The timing on this project varies with how many washing and d... More »

The degree to which clothes shrink in the washer and dryer depends largely on the type of fabric involved. Cotton, wool and linen shrink quickly when heat is applied, while synthetic fabrics are much less likely to shrin... More »

According to HowStuffWorks.com, the easiest way to shrink clothes to fit is by washing them in hot water and drying them in the dryer. However, before attempting to shrink clothing, it is important to determine the mater... More »

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While not guaranteed, the best way to shrink spandex is to expose the garment to both hot water and extremely high heat. The only things needed to try to shrink spandex is access to a washer and dryer as well as a king-s... More »

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Remove water-based glues from clothing by scraping off softened glue and then laundering the garment in hot water after pretreating the glued area. If the glue has already hardened, then soften it before scraping it away... More »

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Using hot water to wash clothing can cause shrinkage, depending on the type of fiber the fabric is made from. Fibers that are more likely to shrink when washed in hot water include cotton, wool and linen. More-stable fib... More »

Clothes shrink when fibers that were stretched out spring back into a tighter structure. This usually happens when heat is applied to the fabric. More »

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