This tutorial will show you exactly how to make t shirt vintage soft. Using one ingredient and a little bit of time, you can make all your t shirts super soft.
Ever find a t shirt that you absolutely love that just feels like butter in your hand. If you are like me, you have had it since college and everyone knows it is your favorite shirt! It took time for it to be broken down soft like that, but no longer do you need to wait 15 years. It is easy to make t shirt vintage soft!
I have a few shirts that I wouldn’t mind being a little softer. They are some of my favorites for hanging out and I thought they could stand a little more aging. I decided for this post I would do three shirts! My favorite dodgers t-shirt my husband got at an event, my USC go to t-shirt for the football games, & my all time favorite J Crew vintage t shirt that is already kind of vintage soft, but I wanted to make it even more so. I do wear this shirt so much and can’t wait to break it out for the summer.
- This will take you a few days to do so make sure you use a container you can part with for 3 days.
- Do not mix shirt colors since they will be soaking for 3 days. If you are working in batches, I would do darks/whites separately.
- Conversion: 1 quart roughly equals 1 litre. I’ve been embracing my Canadian living and working more with metrics.
- Add 1/2 c. salt per 1 litre warm water in your large bucket. Since I decided to do three shirts and couldn’t choose this one, I used 1 1/2 c salt & 3 litres of water.
- Stir until salt is mostly dissolved. Add your shirt(s). Make sure they are completely submerged.
- WAIT 3 days. This is the hardest part. Every day I would stir around and make sure things were okay.
- Once 3 days have passed, launder the shirts like normal. Marvel at your lovely vintage soft t shirts.