Turn them inside out and soak them in hot water for 30 minutes, take then right out of the water and throw them (still inside out) into the dryer on HIGH for 40 minutes till they're completely dry. That'll do the trick and won't damage the jeans. Thank Kiya. I did just as you instructed and the waist/hip/thigh all shrunk a bit. Now it fits much better. Is this shrinkage permanent or am I at risk of stretching them out again?