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** How to Shrink Cotton Fabrics **

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Cotton, a natural vegetable fiber from the seed pod of the cotton plant,
can be a fickle fabric. Due to cotton's tendency to expand when wet and
shrink as it dries, most everyone has a tale to tell of cotton catastrophes
in the laundry room, from shrunken shirts to too-tight jeans. Occasionally
though, a person may need to shrink a cotton fabric on purpose. Luckily
there are a couple of simple ways to achieve that goal.

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-Boiling Water Method-

1. 1
*Select your fabric*. Be sure that your fabric is *100% cotton*. Realize
that the shrinking process is permanent, so make sure you really want to
shrink the item on which you are using this method.


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· 2
*Boil a large, clean pot of fresh water*. Make sure to leave enough room to
put your fabric in without the water overflowing.
· 3
*Soak the cotton item in the boiling water for about 5 minutes*.^[1]You may
wish to stir the fabric with a wooden spoon to ensure that it is completely
soaked.
· 4
*Carefully remove the item from the water and place it in the dryer*. Set
the dryer for the highest possible setting and tumble dry your item until
it is completely dry.
· 5
*Repeat


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