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How To Shrink Jeans In The Washer
Often you may find that you need to shrink your clothes to fit you properly. Readymade garments, especially jeans and trousers are the ones that need shrinking to make them fit properly. However, instead of asking your tailor to shrink your jeans to size for a price, you can shrink them at home to their proper size. Shrinking at home can be done in your washer and jean is a garment that is best suited to this process.
Shrinking Your Jeans In The Washer
The following points will tell you how to shrink jeans in the washer to the desired size without damaging them in any way.
Washing Your Jeans
The first step in the process of shrinking your jeans is to wash them in your washer. One thing to remember when washing your jeans in the washer is the fact that jeans tend to lose color if washed in warm water. Hence to keep the color of your jeans intact you must set the temperature lower in your washer so that the jeans get washed in cold water. If the color of your jeans is too dark, then you may also wash the jeans twice over. Let the jeans wash by themselves without any detergent in normal cycle.
The next step with regard to how to shrink jeans in the washer is to use laundry detergent. However, if your pair of jeans is brand new, then you can skip using the laundry detergent. If on the other hand, the jeans have already been worn, then you will need the detergent. This time, the jeans need to be washed in hot water. To begin the process, you will need to set the load size to small and then put your jeans in the washer. Then set the temperature in the washer to the hottest temperature. Wash the jeans in this temperature at normal cycle.
Drying Your Jeans
After your jeans have been washed in both cold and hot water, it is time to dry them. In this final step, you need to remove your jeans from the washer and put them in the dryer. There are two ways in which you can dry your jeans. One way is to ‘time dry’ your jeans and set the time to 60 minutes. Another way to dry your jeans is to place them in the drier mode in your washer. In the second process, your jeans will be dried more thoroughly.
You can also set the drier to the highest temperature if your drier has a heat setting. However, you do not need to worry too much about the heat since all driers use heat to dry the clothes inside. Put the wet jeans in the drier and wait for the drying to finish. Once your jeans have been thoroughly dried, you can take them out from the washer. When you wear your jeans you will see that they have shrunk a little in the hot and cold washing process. You can repeat the process if you wish to.
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