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post #1 of 6
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Hey, everyone, I have a pair of t-shirts in size Large that I would like to get down to more of a Medium size. One is 100% cotton and the other is 50% cotton and 50% polyester. Do you know if there is a way to shrink these shirts to the desired size without overdoing it and making them totally unwearable?
post #2 of 6
i toow ould like to know. i used to buy size Large metal shirts back in highschool but im 5'8" 150 so they are dresses on me. isnt it impossible to shrink width though?
post #3 of 6
heh, i was in the hospital for a week a little while ago, and lost 10 pounds cause I couldnt eat while I was there, so I've been shrinking a lot of shirts lately.


I had trouble shrinking cotton/poly blends, you'll maybe be able to shrink a half inch off the length, and no tangible width difference with a hot water bath and then just throw it soaking wet into the dryer, and dry it on high for an hour and a half.

the 100% cotton though is cake, you could probably take it down an inch length, and maybe make it a little slimmer by washing it in hot water and drying in on high for a while. (like an hour and a half or something)
post #4 of 6
hot water wash and then machine dry on high heat - they will shrink everywhere, especially 100% cotton ones.
post #5 of 6
I alter em...
shrinking shirts by washing/drying only stays temporary & stretches back to it's original size.
I'm a 5'9 140lbs skinny dude & some SM sizes are still bit large on me.
post #6 of 6
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How does an alteration work and about how much does it cost?
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