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« on: September 02, 2005 11:41:35 AM »

I have t-shirts i have to wear for work, and they only have larges. I happen to wear a medium, so I was thinking about shrinking them. I put them through hot water in the washers, and extra-high heat in the dryer, and it did nothing.
Someone told me I should boil them? I was wondering if any of you have tried this. I'm too afriad to try, so if any of you have any advice, that would be greatly appreciated. :-)

Thanks, in advance.
--ashley
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2005 11:47:18 AM »

I have t-shirts i have to wear for work, and they only have larges. I happen to wear a medium, so I was thinking about shrinking them. I put them through hot water in the washers, and extra-high heat in the dryer, and it did nothing.
Someone told me I should boil them? I was wondering if any of you have tried this. I'm too afriad to try, so if any of you have any advice, that would be greatly appreciated. :-)

Thanks, in advance.
--ashley

P.S.  Yes, I know there are already topics about this, but none of them have been answered, really. Soo I'm hoping someone will... =)
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2005 12:04:52 PM »

I'm sorry to say that if you have already washed in hot water and used high heat in the dryer, I don't think it will do you any good to use boiling water... I think it would just make a big mess.  I'm not an expert, but I wouldn't think that the water temp between the washing machine and boiling water would be much different.  A  little suggestion for your too large t shirts, might be to just make them as soft as you can by using extra fabric softener.  I know that won't make them any smaller, but it just might make them a little more comfortable to wear.
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2005 07:15:25 PM »

If you can work around the imprint, here's a way to make a tshirt smaller.  Take a tuck in each shoulder, extending it down the front and back of the shirt.  You can tuck it to the outside and consider it to be an embellishment or you can tuck it inside and you'll add only a seam to the look of the shirt.   


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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2005 01:52:20 AM »

does this help? Smiley http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50131.0
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2005 08:26:28 AM »

Thanks! That really did help! =)
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