Shrinking a t-shirt which is too big

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  1. AsgerHO

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    Just bought a t-shirt from US (I´m from Denmark myself)

    Just one problem, which is always risci, when you buy online. It´s too big. So does anyone have some good advice how to shrink it? It´s cotton as far as I know, a grey college t-shirt

    I hope someone can help

    Thanks
     
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  2. angharad

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    I wash them in hot water and then use the highest heat setting on my dryer. It seems to work for cotton, but not necessarily other materials.
     
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  4. 9000tennis

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    Just wash it at 60 degrees. I do that sometimes. Then try it on again, and if it's still too big, then try washing it a bit warmer.
     
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  5. Jonnyf

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    My dad managed to shrink some XXL tee-shirts to inbetween Medium and Large yesterday
     
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  6. AsgerHO

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    Sounds great...but how :=)
     
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    His dad probably ate 3 big macs + 2 happy meals to shrink it. J/k! :)
     
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  8. MaximRecoil

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    If it is 100% cotton and not "preshrunk", it will shrink quite a bit if you wash it in hot water and dry it on high heat. You might want to go to a laundromat for the drying, as their dryers tend to get hotter than a typical home dryer.

    If the cotton is "preshrunk", it will still shrink some, but not much.
     
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  9. Jonnyf

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    He's away for work but I'll ask when he gets back Asger!

    Heyyyy, :cry: He may have abit of a belly but he cycles 20 miles one day a week and goes golfing with me! His belly is cancelled out by his insanely strong legs lol.
     
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