Pre-Shrinking Cotton Fabric
Untreated cotton fabric shrinks - a lot. This includes most denims and also cotton/synthetic blends.
- The first option for pre-shrinking cotton fabric is running it through the laundry in a warm water cycle and then a dryer set on the normal heat setting.
- The second option is using a steam iron, filled with distilled water and the temperature set to high.
- The third option for shrinking cotton is a steamer. Hang the fabric and slowly pass the steamer over the material so the hot steam seeps into the fabric's fibers.