How To Un-Shrink Your Favorite Sweater!

How many of you have ever pulled your sweater from the dryer (which is probably the last place it should be), only to find that now it would be the perfect fit for your 5-year old niece? ( sigh – that would be me... and why does it ALWAYS have to be my favorite or newest sweater?) Well, no more worries...  I found a great hack that I can't wait to share! Try this trick to bring your sweaters, cotton t-shirts, jeans, and leggings back to their original state:

1. Fill a sink with lukewarm water and 2 tablespoon of baby shampoo or hair conditioner. If you're unshrinking a wool sweater, you may need more conditioner - about 1/3 of a cup.

2. Add the garment and let it soak for 10 minutes. This will relax the clothing fibers. 

3. Drain the sink of water. Gently squeeze the garment, removing excess water. Do not rinse it.

4. Place a towel on a flat surface and lay the garment over it. Roll the towel up, with the clothing in it, to absorb the water. The garment should now be damp, but not wet. 

5. Place the garment on a fresh, dry towel. Gently stretch the clothing while it's still damp. Keep it flat until it dries. 

Below is a step-by-step video to help you along the way! No worries... if this happens to you again, you'll know just what to do!  And if you enjoyed this tutorial – please share! Thank you!

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