How To Shrink Polyester Trousers
Learning how to shrink polyester trousers is easy. All that you need are the pants and a washing machine and dryer. Polyester draws together, causing a shrinking effect, when it is exposed to heat, and if you have new clothing that is somewhat baggy, using your machines right will achieve the effect that you want. The following is some easy advice on how to shrink polyester trousers.
What You Need:
- Polyester trousers
- First, remove any tags or any material that may be in the pockets. Then, place the pants in the washing machine, and turn it on to the highest heat setting, so that only hot water will be used to wash the trousers. If they are dirty, add in some detergent, but if you just want to shrink them, this soap is not necessary.
- Allow the trousers to go through an entire cycle. Once they have spun dry, reset the washing machine, and let them wash again on the highest heat setting. After they have been washed a second time with hot water, remove the trousers and set them in the dryer.
- Turn the dryer on to the highest heat setting. Wait until the pants are done drying, and then try them on (after letting them cool). If they have shrunk enough, then you may start wearing them. If they need more shrinking, repeat these steps, and see if any extra trouser shrinkage is achieved. If the pair of pants fails to shrink any more, you may have gotten a size that is too large, as heat (in the washer and dryer) is very good at safely shrinking polyester clothing insofar as it is possible.
Learning how to shrink polyester trousers is not hard. All that you need is your pair of pants and a washer and a dryer. Use the highest heat setting on each to effectively shrink your polyester pants.