It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. You throw your favorite sweater into the dryer only to have it come out half the size it was when it went in! Unfortunately, many fibers such as wool, cashmere and cotton have a tendency to shrink, but fortunately, you can resize those shrunken sweaters using shampoo! To do so, fill up a sink or tub with warm water and add a few squirts of a gentle shampoo such as baby shampoo, which will help to relax the fibers. Lay the sweater on top of the water and allow it to soak for about 15 minutes. Next, remove the sweater and roll it in a towel, soaking up as much of the water as you can. Finally, lay the sweater flat and gently pull on the edges, shaping it back to its original size. Continue to check on the sweater and resize it every few minutes until it’s dry. With a little shampoo and a bit of patience, you’ll be wearing your favorite sweater again in no time!

Resize a Shrunken Sweater with Shampoo