How to Shrink Khaki Pants

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You can shrink your khaki pants in no time.

Shrinking a pair of khaki pants may be your best strategy if you purchased them too big, had a recent weight loss, inherited a pair from a larger friend or simply stretched a pair out by wearing them a lot. Khaki fabric is all natural and made from cotton, which makes it especially easy to shrink. With a few basic tips, you can shrink your khakis and slip on a pair of pants that fit.


Step 1

Wash khaki pants in the hottest wash cycle you have on your machine. The hot water will help shrink the cotton fibers.

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Step 2

Dry the khaki pants on the highest heat possible for about 20 minutes.

Step 3

Remove the pants from the dryer and check them to make sure they are completely dry. They should come out of the dryer feeling hot.

Step 4

Repeat the process if they have not shrunk to your liking.

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