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ANDILH Posts: 1,277
12/9/13 12:42 P

I always wash jeans in cold water and hang to dry. I don't care what anyone says about preshrunk jeans. I have a super hard time finding jeans that are long enough (I'm a 6' tall woman with a 35" inseam) and that fit my comfortably as I'm low-waisted. So, I can't afford to lose even the centimeters that a dryer can shrink from the length of a pair of jeans. I also hang almost all of my shirts to ensure the arms stay the proper length. I've had someone try to "help" with my laundry and throw everything in the dryer together. I lost 5 articles of clothing due to their "help" from a single load. Pants were too short, sleeves were too short, the shirt itself was too short, whatever. I can't afford to buy new clothes because they shrink. It's easier just to hang them up to start with.

SIMPLYME80 Posts: 406
12/9/13 12:28 P

Depends on the Jeans- check labels/tags- 100% cotton that are Not preshrunk, Will do better hung dry, Yes they will shrink in the dryer, be sure to wash in Cold water!
Preshrunk cotton or blends do ok in the dryer on medium heat, they will restretch when you wear them.
Stretch jeans do ok in dryer on medium heat-will restretch when wearing.
I wash all my jeans in Cold water extra rinse-its the detergent that is Not rinsed out in a single rinse cycle that will damage the fabric!

Edited by: SIMPLYME80 at: 12/9/2013 (12:30)
LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 1,929
12/9/13 10:26 A

I hang mine to dry because they last longer.

ERICREH Posts: 2,366
12/9/13 10:00 A

not for me

WALIDGAZALA Posts: 8,106
12/9/13 9:56 A

no body can argue

DMJAKES Posts: 1,607
12/9/13 9:50 A

I think it depends on how much stretch the denim has in it to begin with. I throw mine in the dryer just long enough to get rid of that stiff feeling (about 5-10 minutes), and then I line dry from there. I think they last longer that way, and with the trouble I have finding a good fit, the extra time is worth it. I don't like how they loosen up after a few hours....I find myself pulling them up as the day goes on.

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
12/9/13 8:36 A

So far.....hung jeans fit okay but a bit loose in the butt, dryer dried jeans fit okay as well but form fit my butt.
Verdict: GF likes me to dryer dry my jeans.
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KKKAREN SparkPoints: (216,849)
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12/7/13 6:02 P

I prefer using the dryer, I think they are too stiff when hung out to dry. They might feel temporarily tighter from the dryer, but they loosen up very quickly.

Edited by: KKKAREN at: 12/8/2013 (07:56)
UMBILICAL Posts: 12,156
12/7/13 5:35 P

Hung is better

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
12/7/13 4:39 P

I like washing them with a lot of fabric softener and drying them in a cool dryer. They come out pliable and comfy.

HERMIEME Posts: 7,015
12/7/13 4:25 A

I think that most jeans are preshrunk now I haven't noticed any difference

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (65,694)
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12/6/13 11:23 P

You know, if it feels like it makes a noticeable difference in the fit...your jeans might be too tight.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,751
12/6/13 7:43 P

I am not a fan of the crunchy feeling of line dried jeans

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (65,694)
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12/6/13 7:33 P

Hmmm...I have spent a good portion of my life living in places where clothes are washed by hand and hung to dry.

I never noticed any difference in fit, but I have to say that I am not a fan of the crunchy-jeans feeling.

Hanging them to dry will certainly extend the life of the garment though.

LADYBIRD82 Posts: 1,683
12/6/13 4:49 P

if i hang my jeans I have to iron them...But I'm tall so I need to make sure I don't lose the length.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (240,847)
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12/6/13 4:40 P

I always hang my jeans out to dry because they last longer and they do fit better!!!!!

CAYCESMOM Posts: 346
12/6/13 4:38 P

Well, that depends....if they are snug when you wash them, then putting them in the dryer will make them even tighter. But, sometimes that's a good thing because if they are too loose to begin with, the dryer will help. Also, I like to hang a lot of my clothes because they look better (and last longer) to me.

I don't especially enjoy hanging them though, much easier to throw everything in the dryer..... emoticon

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
12/6/13 3:53 P

I am experimenting with this concept.

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