Sometimes you find a great t-shirt and sadly it’s just too big. Well, here are ways you can re-size your shirt at home.
1. Ironing shrinks the shirts, but you need to check the fabric first. Natural fibers (e.g., satin, linen, and cotton) constrict more than the synthetic materials (e.g., polyester, nylon). For printed and other delicate fabrics, iron on the reverse side.
2. Soak your clothes in boiling water for 5 minutes, then let it simmer for a while before turning the heat off. Let it stand before wringing and drying. Shirts submerged in hot water contract considerably. You can repeat the process until you achieve the desired size.
3. If boiling is troublesome for you, try shrinking your shirts using the washing machine. Simply set the temperature to the hottest point and start the wash cycle. Be careful to load together only fabrics of similar color to avoid stains.
4. With technology, you can shrink shirts easily and effectively using the tumble dryer. Set it to a high heat setting for at least 30 minutes or more. For delicate pieces, you can adjust the setting accordingly.
Shrinking shirts at home to fit your body is a matter of applying the right amount of heat. Use whichever method that works fine for you – ironing, boiling/soaking in hot water, machine wash, or using the dryer.