How to Soften a Shirt

Written by kevin smith
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How to Soften a Shirt
A soft shirt is a shirt to be worn often. (Goodshoot RF/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Nearly everyone has a favourite T-shirt that is soft and comfortable. When the time comes for a wardrobe update, new shirts tend to be stiff-feeling and sometimes itchy. Fortunately there is a way to effortlessly make new shirts softer in little time.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Large pot
  • Sink
  • Stove
  • 1 cup salt
  • Stirring utensil

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  1. 1

    Fill the pot with water until there is enough to soak the shirt and stir it around.

  2. 2

    Set the pot on the stove and set the burner to medium/high. Wait until small bubbles form in the pot and then turn the heat down to low.

  3. 3

    Add the salt to the hot water and stir it gently.

  4. 4

    Wet the shirt in a sink with warm water and then add it to the pot. Stir the shirt in the pot for up to 30 minutes.

  5. 5

    Pour the water and shirt into the sink very carefully. Turn off the stove. Once the shirt is dry, it should be noticeably softer.

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