I am sure many of you would like to know how to shrink a shirt without fading or losing color.

We don’t all get the luxury of having helpful parents who keep our clothes in their dresser- drawers until we get old enough to take care of them, sadly most of us end up searching for that one special shirt that simply doesn’t fit anymore because it is too small.

However do not fret my friends, in this article I will tell you a fascinating little trick that will help you shrink a shirt in a way that won’t fade its original colors and details.

How To Shrink A Shirt Without Fading: The Process Itself

What You Will Need: White vinegar, 1 bucket large enough to hold the shirt being shrunk, 1-2 pots for boiling water, salt, a wooden spoon or large metal utensil to stir things around in the pot with.

Step One: Turn your stove on and place one of the pots you have filled up with water on it. Place about ½ cup or more of salt in the pot so that when the water starts boiling you can add some vinegar to it. This will create a chemical reaction that enables our task at hand here folks- shrinking clothes!

Step Two: Add an ample amount of white vinegar into your container filled with boiling water from step one. You may not need all of this depending on how big/small the shirt is that is being worked on at this time. By using more hot water you will speed up the process of how to shrink a shirt without fading.

Step Three: Once you have poured in your vinegar into the pot place your wooden spoon/metal utensil into the mix and stir until well blended.

Step Four: Add in your white shrunken shirt (preferably one that is similar in colour to what you are working with here). Let it soak for about 15 minutes or so depending on if you want it slightly smaller or completely shrunken, yet still wearable.

Step Five: Turn off heat when bubbles stop forming when stirring around with utensil, remove the shirt from pot and rinse under cold water until water runs clear (this gets rid of any excess salt that might remain) then place back into the container with hot water and vinegar mixture. Soak for another 15 minutes or so depending on how shrunk you want it to be.

Step Six: Remove once again from container rinse under cold water until clear, then lay flat to dry on a towel. The shirt is now ready to wear!  

I hope this trick will help you when trying to figure out how to shrink a shirt without fading, if you do end up doing this please try it in an area that won’t affect clothes around it in case any excess gets onto other garments! Goodluck & happy shrinking my friends!