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Old 05-07-2012, 07:41 AM   #1
 
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Default Shrinking jeans

How do you shrink jeans properly?? I have this one pair of jeans I love that are just a tiny but too big, when I wash them and put them in the dryer, it helps, but I want something permanent.... any ideas??

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I find that a steady diet of cupcakes, breaded chicken, french fries, cheeseburgers, cheesecake and fried seafood combined with lying down watching TV for a minimum of two hours per day does wonders for shrinking jeans.

On a serious note, do these jeans have any Lycra/spandex in them? If so you'll never permanently shrink them.
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i find that a steady diet of cupcakes, breaded chicken, french fries, cheeseburgers, cheesecake and fried seafood combined with lying down watching tv for a minimum of two hours per day does wonders for shrinking jeans.

On a serious note, do these jeans have any lycra/spandex in them? If so you'll never permanently shrink them.
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Find a good tailor and have the waist taken in. I love my tailor, shes a magician with a needle and thread!
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I find that a steady diet of cupcakes, breaded chicken, french fries, cheeseburgers, cheesecake and fried seafood combined with lying down watching TV for a minimum of two hours per day does wonders for shrinking jeans.

On a serious note, do these jeans have any Lycra/spandex in them? If so you'll never permanently shrink them.


That about sums it up. Unless the jeans are 100% cotton, the only way to shrink them is to eat more.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:21 PM   #6
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Using heat on denim will make them fade and wear them out faster. Best to buy jeans that don't stretch out like crazy!

Maybe take them to a tailor and get them altered to fit better?


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Yea.. you really shouldn't put your jeans in the dryer. Air drying them is best. But ITA with what everyone else said. Tailoring them is the most permanent solution.
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Find a good tailor and have the waist taken in. I love my tailor, shes a magician with a needle and thread!
Would you PM me your tailor's info? I'm in the Boston area, too and I will gladly travel a distance for a highly recommended tailor - especially outside of the city!
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Would you PM me your tailor's info? I'm in the Boston area, too and I will gladly travel a distance for a highly recommended tailor - especially outside of the city!
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