How to Soften a Shirt

by Kevin Smith

Nearly everyone has a favorite 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.

Items you will need

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

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

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Photo Credits

  • Goodshoot RF/Goodshoot/Getty Images

About the Author

Kevin Smith has been writing professionally since 2007. He has published material in "The Guilfordian" and online at CampArrowhead.org. Smith also works as a photographer, videographer, substitute teacher and sculptor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and visual art from Guilford College.