Shrink polyester clothing by machine washing it in cold water and then drying it on high until it is completely dry. If it is not small enough, follow up by saturating the item with boiling water. Then, wash it with hot water, drying it again with high heat.
Run the polyester clothing through the regular wash cycle set to a cold water wash and rinse. Use the normal amount of detergent for the load size.
Place the clothing in your dryer. Run the dryer on high until the clothing is completely dry. Check the size, and continue with the next step if the clothing has not shrunk enough.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and immerse the clothing in the water.
Carefully transfer the wet clothing to a washing machine. Add a small amount of detergent. Run the hot wash and hot rinse cycle.
As soon as the wash cycle ends, remove the clothes. Then, put them in the dryer. Dry on high heat until the clothing is completely dry. Repeat this entire cycle to shrink the clothing further if necessary.
Polyester fabric should only be dyed using immersion dyes, water that is hotter than boiling and a noxious chemical that will allow the dye to penetrate the tightly woven fibers. Immersion dyeing is not recommended and the results of dyed polyester are often unfavorable because the dye does not settle evenly.Full Answer >
Levi's Shrink-to-Fit jeans shrink about 1 to 3 inches in the waist depending on size, and the inseam shrinks 3 to 4 inches. Larger sizes shrink more. Shrinkage in other Levi's jeans is negligible.Full Answer >
Clothing refers broadly to any number of fibers and materials worn to cover parts of the human body, including pants, shorts, shirts, dresses, coats and underwear. Clothing is worn by virtually every segment of the human population, although the types of clothing worn by people varies widely around the world. Religious, historical and even geographical influences play a large role in determining the type of clothing worn by people, as do age and socioeconomic status.Full Answer >
Polyester is not a naturally waterproof fabric. However, waterproofing sprays such as Aqua Armor and Thompson's Water Seal provide the required coating to protect the fabric against potential water damage. Waterproofing sprays work by bonding themselves to the fabric with the application of heat.Full Answer >