the best way to shrink cotton

kamiisamazing

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Aug 24, 2008
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i've recently ordered some really cute plaid shirts. unfortunately, they are too big, but they are 100% cotton so i know i will be able to shrink them at least a little.

what is the best way to shrink cotton? should i just wash in warm water & dry on high heat? ...i don't want them to be too small

and in your experience, how much have you been able to shrink cotton? ...i'm hoping for at least a whole size :shrugs:

thanks!
 
Mar 5, 2008
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I would not try to shrink it. Like plain jane said, it might just shrink lengthwise, or it might twist, etc. I would just return or exchange if you can.
 

kamiisamazing

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thanks! ...unfortunately, I can't exchange anything. the shirts aren't too too big, i'll be careful & see what i can do with them!