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Can you shrink stretch jeans??


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#Post 1 of 14 OFFLINE   graceface

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 02:54 AM

I just bought a pair of Citizens jeans off ebay and when i got tried them on they turned out to be a bit big. I have other citizens jeans in the same size, so i'm not quite sure. But would it be possible for me to wash them in hot water first and dry them to see if they shrink a bit (it'll probably only shrink in the length right?). I know stretch jeans tend to stretch even more with wear so they'll definitely be big on me, ahhh they're non-returnable. thanks for any suggestions...P.S. there's 2% lycra in the jeans so that's why i'm curious to know if they'll actually shrink in the wash...thanks.

#Post 2 of 14 OFFLINE   LVA

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:02 AM

not that i know of Posted Image hope some1 else can help though cuz i have a couple of size 3 stretch pants that are just waay too big.
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#Post 3 of 14 OFFLINE   sadhunni

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:24 AM

try washing them in hot water and puttin it in the dryer w/ the high heat.

#Post 4 of 14 OFFLINE   Guenevere

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:27 AM

They may or may not, it depends on what's in the fabric and if they were pre-shrunk by the manufacturer, usually they aren't.
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#Post 5 of 14 OFFLINE   blondie36

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:37 AM

i agree with sadhunni , wash in very hot water and put them in the dryer

#Post 6 of 14 OFFLINE   girl_geek

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 09:09 PM

They can shrink in every direction, length and width! I've accidentally shrank 2 pairs of pants and a dress in the wash, and all of them were shorter AND tighter when they came out! Posted Image
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#Post 7 of 14 OFFLINE   Nox

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 06:04 PM

Originally Posted by sadhunni
try washing them in hot water and puttin it in the dryer w/ the high heat.
That really does work!

#Post 8 of 14 OFFLINE   mmonroemaniac

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 12:33 PM

yeah i would do what sadhunni said. i hate hate hate stretch jeans
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#Post 9 of 14 OFFLINE   Aquilah

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 01:06 PM

I can't tell you how I do it, because I don't know myself, but I somehow have a way to manage to shrink almost anything *lol* That wasn't any help, but I know there's a way! I just don't know how I've done it (it hasn't happened in a few years now), but if I knew, then it would come in handy at times! Best of luck darlin'!
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#Post 10 of 14 OFFLINE   Little_Lisa

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 01:09 PM

Originally Posted by sadhunni
try washing them in hot water and puttin it in the dryer w/ the high heat.
Yep, that'll shrink 'em!
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#Post 11 of 14 OFFLINE   SwtValina

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:37 PM

Well Citizens are high quality jeans so they would prob be harder to shrink but try the hot water/dryer thing and let us know how that works out. I always wondered about that.
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#Post 12 of 14 OFFLINE   graceface

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 05:36 PM

thanks for replying everyone. So i did end up washing them two times in a row in hot water and drying them like crazy under high heat. It seemed to have worked a bit, but I haven't worn the jeans enough to see if the stretch comes back and starts to loosen up again. Hopefully this will stay this 'smaller' size. thanks.

#Post 13 of 14 OFFLINE   ivette

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 06:01 PM

i'm not sure abt that. if they are 100% cotton, i imagine they will shrink. how much, i don't know. only thing i can say is follow the directions on the tag of the jean

#Post 14 of 14 OFFLINE   kaeisme

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 07:34 PM

Originally Posted by ivette
i'm not sure abt that. if they are 100% cotton, i imagine they will shrink. how much, i don't know. only thing i can say is follow the directions on the tag of the jean
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