Finding the perfect fitting jeans is not an easy task. And sometimes, even when you find the right ones, they stretch out and lose their shape after a couple of wears. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to shrink jeans back to that fit you fell in love with and it doesn’t require any skill or equipment.
For the most part, all you need is some hot water. Heat can cause the fibers in the fabric to shrink up, and the water will help with this as well. Once you’ve gotten your denim to where you want it, you can wear your smaller jeans until they lose their shape again.
If you’re looking to shrink your jeans now, here are five suggestions for how to get the job done.
Throw Them In The Dryer
Heat naturally shrinks fabric, so the quickest and easiest way to shrink your jeans is to put them in the washer and dryer. Grab the jeans you want to shrink and put them in the washing machine on the highest heat setting it has. You might as well add detergent so they get washed in the process. The key, though, is the dryer. Put those jeans in the dryer with the heat blasting. Run it for a full cycle so the heat has time to tighten up the material and shrink the denim.