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What would be the best way to shrink a t-shirt?

Asked by jrpowell (40454points) February 2nd, 2008

It is 70% cotton and 30% polyester. I bought it online and it is too big. And I am to lazy to return it. And it was only 8 bucks.

What would be the best washer and dryer settings to get it to shrink the most? I haven’t washed it yet.

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andrew's avatar

Hot wash, high heat does the shrinking for me.

sndfreQ's avatar

yes but keep in mind it will fade…

peggylou's avatar

Wash it on the hottest setting. And, especially, dry it on the highest setting. I find things shrink more in the dryer than the washer. It might fade a bit, but with only one “shrinkage” cycle, you won’t have to continue to wash it and dry it in hot.

gailcalled's avatar

Cut it into four pieces and use it to wash windows. $8 – isn’t that what Starbucks now charges for their fancy drinks? > )

zahava85's avatar

First check to see if the label says pre-shrunk! It won’t get much smaller if they did that already.. if not, definitely hot water wash and then highest dryer setting. Keep checking to make sure it doesn’t get too small if it does start to shrink!

Zack_In_Black's avatar

Throw it in the wash dude, it’ll be smaller than Doodle’s doodle faster than you can say 7 UP SHRINKAGE!

bongo's avatar

Did you manage to shrink it in the end?

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