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How to Shrink Jeans??
I was so sure everyone knew how to do this?
To shrink jeans, first wash them in very hot water and then dry them in a very hot dryer.
To avoid shrinking jeans, first wash them in cold water, lightly tumble them on warm in the dryer, and then finish drying by hanging overnight.
To stretch jeans, first wash them in cold water, lightly tumble them on warm in the dryer, put them on slightly damp and dance around until they stretch to where you want them.
To dye jeans (or freshen their faded color), first wash them in cold water with no soap, then use a commercial dye like ProcionMx or Jacquard and soda ash, soak and aggitate for several hours, rince well in vinegar, hang in the shade to dry.
To fade jeans (or remove their new color) first wash them in cold water with extra soap, rinse them several times, hang in the sun for a couple of days.
To recycle jeans, companies like Liz Claiborne offer a $10 credit toward a new pair for retiring the old pair.
To donate jeans, most battered women's shelters will gratefully accept women's, men's and children's jeans.
And for an absolutely PERFECT fit, take jeans to the tailor!