Shrunken clothes are not to be thrown away, experienced mothers advise how to restore their size with baby supplies

I’m sure it happens to absolutely everyone that they take their favourite trousers, shirt or T-shirt out of the washing machine or dryer and it has shrunk to half its original size. It happens on purpose with the most popular pieces in your wardrobe. Luckily, we have a solution for you! Your shrunken clothes can be restored to their correct shape and length.

Impossible or possible

It only takes a slight inattention to get one piece – and just your favorite piece – tangled between another batch of laundry that you put in the wash on multiple settings. This, of course, is a big problem that no retailer will accept as a complaint and replace it with new ones. But before you sacrifice your favourite T-shirt to a duster, try this simple trick. You might be thinking that it’s technically impossible to get the shrunken garment back to its original size, but believe me, it can be done. You can loosen the fabric and bring the shrunken garment back to length.


Supplies needed to stretch clothing

  • Reducing a t-shirt, sweater or other garments
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dryer
  • Baby shampoo
  • Cloths

Start by filling the basin with lukewarm water. Once full, pour in three tablespoons of shampoo and mix well. After stirring, put your shrunken garment and leave it soaked for about 15 minutes. After the time has elapsed, drain the basin and wring out the garment – do not rinse! Now put a towel on the table – spread it out. Stretch the garment over the spread towel so that it can absorb the excess water. After spreading, gently pull the shirt or other garment. Stretch gradually and symmetrically, not just the bottom centre of the T-shirt. Once the garment is stretched, hang it to dry on the drying rack.



Returning clothes to their original size is a quit. It was easy, wasn’t it. And if you followed the instructions with precision, you can enjoy clothes that fit you again. Don’t forget that the garment still contains baby shampoo. Even if this product is non-irritating but you suffer from eczema or other dermatological problems, rinse the clothes in cold water.