To make leather shrink, first soak it in hot water. Then, put the leather pieces in the sun to dry. Alternatively, dry the leather with a hair dryer for faster results. More »

The best way to stretch a leather jacket is to wear it in the rain, do a lot of extreme motions while wearing it and let it dry on your body. Leather stretches easily, and leather jackets must be properly cared for becau... More »

To soften a leather jacket, dampen a clean soft cloth with a mild liquid soap solution, and rub the jacket one section at a time. Make sure the jacket is completely dry before conditioning the surface of the material. More »

Pima cotton fabric can shrink between five and 10 percent when washed in hot water and dried in a clothes dryer. Pima cotton always shrinks unless it has been processed, as does any pure cotton used in fabric. More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing

Wrinkles can be removed from leather by hanging the leather in a bathroom in which the hot water is running to allow the wrinkles to fall out, or using an iron. Care should be taken when using a hot iron to avoid burning... More »

To shrink leather boots, simply spray hot water onto the surface of the boots, dry them completely with a hair dryer, and then condition the leather. You need a spray bottle, access to hot water, a hairdryer and leather ... More »

Shrinking fabric is an essential step to take if you want to use the fabric for sewing. Shrinking the fabric first prevents it from shrinking after sewing and distorting the item you have made. The process is very quick ... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting Sewing