How to unshrink T-shirts?

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  1. SField

    SField Senior member

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    I have a bunch of these black Ts that I wear all the time, and after one wash they shrink which is nice because I like a good fit, but I'm quite tall so they become too short. Is there any way to unshrink them, or do I have to throw them away and buy new ones?

    I know that in order to prevent shrinkage you have to wash in cold water and air dry.
     


  2. johnH123

    johnH123 Senior member

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    I have a bunch of these black Ts that I wear all the time, and after one wash they shrink which is nice because I like a good fit, but I'm quite tall so they become too short. Is there any way to unshrink them, or do I have to throw them away and buy new ones?

    I know that in order to prevent shrinkage you have to wash in cold water and air dry.


    Grab bottom of shirt with hands.

    Pull in a downward motion.

    Shirt is now un-shrunk.
     


  3. Christobevii3

    Christobevii3 Senior member

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    Just wear it and it will unshrink
     


  4. SField

    SField Senior member

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    Just wear it and it will unshrink

    how will it unshrink lengthwise?
     


  5. Listi

    Listi Senior member

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    shrinking is not reversible really.
     


  6. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Wash, and then hang-dry while damp on wide-shouldered suit hangers.

    Gravity will stretch the wet shirt out lengthwise; if the shirt is too dry this won't work.
     


  7. wizzeak

    wizzeak Senior member

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    Everytime my shirts shrink I usually wear it, pull at it and stretch it (bad I know but w/e lol), or I wear it damp for a while then hang dry
     


  8. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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  9. tigerx

    tigerx Senior member

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    um buy a new one?
     


  10. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    shrinking is not reversible really.

    +1
     


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  12. kiya

    kiya Brand Representative Affiliate Vendor

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    Put it back into your dryer and put the dryer on "reverse" mode, then put in washing machine and put washing machine into "reverse" mode, that should do the trick.
     


  13. Listi

    Listi Senior member

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    Put it back into your dryer and put the dryer on "reverse" mode, then put in washing machine and put washing machine into "reverse" mode, that should do the trick.

    But be careful, this can also make your clothes very dirty and smelly.
     


  14. c00kz

    c00kz Senior member

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    You guys are weird, just wash and dry yourself to fit into the shirts.
     


  15. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    Don't buy cheap tees that don't fit. Lengthwise shrinking is basically irreversible.
     


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