If you are not afraid that shedding, then you can wash it at high temperature. You can start at 60 degrees, and then, if it doesn’t help, then try to wash 90 degrees.
From loss of color, it is best to first wash at the recommended temperature.
It depends on what material the t-shirt is made of. If for the most part it is made of cotton, it is enough to wash it at high temperature, and then dry it in the sun, so that it dries very quickly. The process can be repeated several times to the desired size.
If your t-shirt is made of synthetics, then nothing will help. This is such material that on the contrary stretches. Look at the tag on the T-shirt and immediately understand whether it is worth trying to “plant” it at all. I once tried to plant a cotton T-shirt at 80%, she sat down the first time so that she became very small. Washed at maximum temperature. I think if you try first at 60 degrees, you can see the effect, and then try it again as it shrinks.
Ways to solve the problem
For the sake of economy, some manufacturers specifically make a T-shirt from stretched fabric. Thus, cotton fabrics stretch much better. This quality is appreciated by lovers of loose clothing made from natural fabrics. It is good for sports, homework, etc.
How to make a large cotton T-shirt smaller?
At home, the following methods will help reduce the t-shirt by size:
- Car wash. How to wash, so she sat down? To do this, select the hottest wash mode at a temperature of 90 degrees. After the procedure, she will sit down.
- What to do to make your thing decrease after washing. The room is in hot water. If the T-shirt is stretched, its original size is also stretched (it has become larger). Reduce the size of the product. To do this, boil the water for five minutes, remove from the stove and then immediately lower the product there. Drying is recommended in the fresh air or in the apartment, but not in the washing machine. In order to make a T-shirt smaller by two or more sizes, dip it in water immediately after you put it to boil. After boiling, the dishes with water should be removed from the stove. Wait no more than 20 minutes. With this method, things sit in three sizes (this is the maximum value). After this treatment, it is advisable to dry in an automatic dryer.
- What to do to make a T-shirt sit down? If the above methods did not work, then most likely your thing is from synthetic or mixed types of fiber. It can be sutured. To do this, try on a T-shirt and chop the places in the armhole, at the waist and along the bottom edge. Remove, lay out and so that the shirt is not small, leave a seam allowance of about 10 mm. Circle with chalk or pencil along the contour, taking into account the seam allowance on the wrong side. Cut off the finished edge and sew a new seam on the sewing machine. It will already work with an overlock.
How to wash a thing in a car is clear enough. You can wash both a T-shirt and collars. This process does not require much effort. To sit down, you need to put her in hot water.
When working with boiling water, great care must be taken, use gloves and an apron. Pull hair or wear a special fabric hat so that they do not end up in a pan with a T-shirt.
Shrinkage of colored things must be done so as not to damage the main palette. Wash separately. Cotton items of the same color can be washed immediately together.
To wash the washed thing in the sun or in the drum of a washing machine. With automatic drying, the product will sit faster.
A stretched thing can be returned to its original size. In this case, you can lower the temperature of the water if the shirt is not very large.
How to wash a cotton or synthetic thing is clear to anyone who knows the modes of an automatic washing machine.
It is important to know:
- when working with a machine with a vertical loading, keep in mind that things give more shrinkage than when washing in a machine with a front type of bookmark,
- the reduced size of the t-shirt has its limits. It's important not to overdo it so that the thing doesn't get too small,
- so that the sleeves do not stretch, dip them in hot water separately.