I have the same problem. But it's only with my lesser quality flannel shirts. I have a couple Old Navy shirts as well as a no-name shirt. The fabric is thinner and they all have shrunk in the arms so that when I where them I have to roll the sleeves up a couple times. My A&F shirts that I've had for ages and the Territory Ahead shirt fit me like the day I got them. And I wash them only in cold water and hang them on the line to dry. No hot water or dryer for them. I chalk it up to simply the differing levels of quality.Used to be afflicted by the Incredible Shrinking Flannel shirts. It was typical for the sleeves to slowly shrink up until they were between my wrist and elbows, and I could forget about buttoning the cuffs. Then something happened, and the shirts hold up much better now. What brand? Don't know. It's usually what's at Walmart.
Most wool will say "dry clean only" but most of that can actually be washed with care. The biggest risk is shrinkage so only ever use cold water and never use the dryer.You can’t wash wool? Or you can’t put it in the dryer?
What's the benefit of lying it flat to dry?Most wool will say "dry clean only" but most of that can actually be washed with care. The biggest risk is shrinkage so only ever use cold water and never use the dryer.
Never in the dryer.
Use the most gentle cycle on your washing machine. Lay garments flat, on a towel, to dry ... some items can be hung to dry. Socks and base layer stuff I hang to dry; top layer sweaters I lay flat.
And ... never in the dryer.
My wife laughed at me when I suggested we put a sweater on an old screen from the screen door!What other plan do you have? Roll it up in a ball?
I'm very lost . . . well maybe not. You put in on a hanger it will stretch out in an odd shape . . . it will come back into shape in the fullness of time as you wear it.
I think the comment was related to drying wool flat not clothes in general.
I see that now. I've never felt the need to dry anything flat. I dry everything on the rack and have never had issue with it causing the stuff to get misshapen. Even wool. Hey, but what do I know. Apparently not much.....