There are stories in which things go badly, but which have a happy ending. This could be the case for anyone who has ever found their dream item of clothing in the shops, but made the mistake of putting it in the tumble dryer. Wham! It has shrunk by a few sizes and seems to be beyond repair. (Although granted, this does tend to happen more often after a number of washes…)
This nightmare happened to blogger Jill Nystul, who went looking for a solution, and found a way to save the day! Here is her easy solution, which has already proved itself effective! Her technique has gained so many followers that it has done several tours of the web. To try out at the next available opportunity!
What you need:
- Lukewarm water
- Baby shampoo
- Two large towels
1) Fill your sink with lukewarm water and add around a capful of baby shampoo.
2) Soak your garment for a few moments, stirring it around to relax the material. This step allows the shrunken fibres to relax. After having allowed the material to soak a little, take it out of the water and gently squeeze it out.
It is important not to rinse the garment.
3) Place the garment on the towel, laid out on a flat surface.
4) Roll the garment in the towel to absorb some of the water, but to leave it damp.
5) Next lay the garment out flat on a dry towel and tug on it to stretch it out during the drying period until it is back to its original size.