To avoid shrinking jeans when washing them, turn them inside out and wash them with gentle detergent in cold water with the gentlest cycle allowed by the washer. Follow by air drying the jeans or by drying them for only ... More »

Wash clothing without shrinking them by following the manufacturer's instructions on the care label and sorting clothes. Avoid washing in water that is too hot for the fabric and overdrying. The process takes little more... More »

The amount that jeans shrink when washed in hot water depends primarily on the temperature of the water and the materials the jeans are made with. Jeans made with a combination of denim and cotton fibers tend to shrink m... More »

To bleach jeans, submerge them in a basin filled with equal amounts of hot water and bleach, wring them out, wash them twice without detergent, and hang them up to dry. This two-hour project requires rubber gloves, newsp... More »

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Acetate fabrics can be machine washed on the gentle cycle in warm water, with a mild detergent, then laid out flat to dry. If stained, rinse first in cold water before washing. Avoid wringing out the fabric if hand washi... More »

To stretch out jeans that are too tight, simply soak in a bathtub filled with warm water while wearing the jeans. Afterward, while still wearing the wet jeans, do a few sets of lunges and squats. More »

It might be possible to shrink blue jeans using boiling water and heat, but some blue jeans are made using materials that are sanforized that won't shrink more than 1 percent. Blue jeans made with raw materials that have... More »