Saturday, 4 January 2014

camne nak "nyahkecut"kan baju.....

seperti tajuk di atas....persoalan yang mungkin sesetengah ibu dan individu2 tertentu...how to unshrinked clothing....

soalan ini tertara sebab satu insidien yang berlaku kepada saya. Tempoh hari, saya memakai jubah yang dibeli di Madinah. itu adalah antara jubah kegemaran saya, satu sebab saya beli dari Madinah, kedua sbb kainnya amat selesa dan sejuk dipakai.

alkisah, lepas pakai jubah tu dan basuh dalam washing machine tersayang, bila saya cuba sekali lagi nak pakai, saya menyedari jubah saya menyenteng....tangan pon senteng...kain baju pon terconget. Frust mula melanda.....apa dah jadi pada jubah kesayangan saya ni???? huhuhu...jadi dari situlah bermulanya eksplorasi saya mencari maklumat bagaimana nak reverse balik damage tu....


kebanyakan maklumat yang diperolehi berkaitan dengan baju jenis kapas (cotton) dan bulu kambing (wool)... saya tak pasti kain jubah saya ni jenis apa..rasanya macam cotton.

dalam byk2 site yg saya perolehi... berikut adalah maklumat2 dan tips yang boleh diamalkan untuk menyahkecutkan baju anda kembali

Bahan2 yang diperlukan

1. sabun mandi baby/ conditioner rambut (rasanye conditioner kain boleh jugak...mcm soflan tu)
2. dua tuala besar
3. baldi untuk merendam
4. air suam

langkah2nya

1. rendamkan baju tadi dalam air suam yang berisi sabun mandi baby atau conditioner rambut selama 15 -20 minit.
2. keluarkan baju  yang sudah direndam itu, tanpa  dibilas dengan air ataupun diperah
3. letakkan baju itu atas tuala  besar sambil tarik2 balik baju tu supaya ia kembali ke bentuk asal dan kemudian lap2kan (tekap2kan) baju menggunakan tuala tersebut smpai separa kering. ada yang cadangkan gulungkan baju tersebut dengan tuala...mana2 pon boleh..asalutk buangkan air pada baju tu.
4. keringkan baju dalam keadaan rata/ flat dengan tuala tadi...pastikan baju tersebut dah ditarik2 mengikut saiz diehendaki...letakkan objek berat supaya bentuk tersebut kekal smpai baju tu kering.
5. gosok jika perlu

satu lagi cara nak keringkan ialah dengan teknik "drip & dry"... kebanyakan kain sutera dan baju yg cepat kedut saya keringkan guna teknik ni.

baju yang suduah direndam tadi terus diangkat tanpa dibilas dan diperah..terus gantung. sambil gantung tu, saya tarik2 baju tu supaya dia panjang balik....biar buat seketika sampai air pada baju sudah ditoskan dan separa kering. kemudian saya gosok terus smbil tarik2 lagi masa gosok tu...

dan voillllaaaaa......jubah saya kembali panjang balik....

rahsianya.....

baju yang kecut adalah disebabkan ketegangan yang berlaku pada serat2 uraian benang baju. kebanyakan kilang yang memproses/ membuat baju ini terus menjahit baju dalam keadaan benang masih tidak tegang. ini dilakukan bagi menjimatkan penggunaan kain. apabila baju ini dibasuh, uraian benang baju menegang dan menyebakan pakaian kita mengecut.

sabun baby, hair conditioner, cuka bersama air suam ni adalah ejen yang melembutkan uraian benang2 baju. (it relaxes the fibre material of clothing)....

kalau baju wool ramai yang akan perasan baju dia akan kecut lps letak dalam dryer (mesin pengering). jadi haba akan dipersalahkan menurut maklumat yang saya perolehi, sebenarnya haba ini lah yang membantu meregangkan fibre kain/ kembngkan/ expand tapi yang menjadi culprit utama kepada pengecutan baju adalah penggunaan air sejuk dan pusingan baju dalam washing machine terutamanya masa basuh (washing) dan spinning.

rujukan
1. unshrink clothes - wiki how
2. http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/10/how-to-resize-shrunken-clothes.html
3. youtube - boleh search...banyak....

How to Unshrink Clothes

It happens even to the best of us: a sweater or pair of jeans got tossed into the dryer on high and are now a size or more smaller than they should be. Technically speaking, you can never “unshrink” clothes. You can, however, relax the fibers enough to stretch them back into shape. Here are a few different ways to go about it.


Method One: Baby Shampoo Soak (Most Knitted Garments)

  1. Fill a sink with lukewarm water. Fill your laundry sink or a bucket with at least 1 quart (1 L) of lukewarm water.

    • Note that knitted clothes, like cotton, wool, and cashmere, respond to this tactic better than fabrics with tight weaves, like silk, rayon, or polyester.
    • The water should be roughly room temperature if not a little warmer. Do not use hot or cold water.
  2. Mix in baby shampoo or conditioner. For every 1 quart (1 L) of water, mix in roughly 1 Tbsp (15 ml) of baby shampoo or gentle hair conditioner, stirring it into the water until the water takes on a slick, soapy consistency.[1]

    • Baby shampoo and conditioner can relax the fibers of your shrunken clothes. As the fibers are relaxed, they become easier to stretch and manipulate, meaning that you will be able to stretch the garment back to an appropriate size.
  3. Soak the clothing in your soapy water. Immerse the shrunken garment in your soapy solution, making sure that it is completely covered.
  4. Wring dry. Remove the garment from your soapy solution and roll it into a ball, squeezing firmly to wring out excess moisture.[2]
  5. Squeeze extra moisture out between two towels. Lay a large towel out flat and place the garment on top of it. Gradually roll up the towel with the garment still inside.
  6. Stretch the clothes out and hold them in place. Unroll the towel and transfer the garment onto a second flat, dry towel. Gently stretch the garment back into its proper shape and hold the shape in place by securing the edges with heavy objects.

    • For a more accurate gauge of the size and shape your garment must be, you can trace the outline of a similar, properly fitting garment onto a large piece of parchment paper. Place the garment you are trying to unshrink over this outline and stretch it to fit the marks.
    • If you have a hard time stretching the clothing out because it seems too stiff, use steam from an iron to make the garment easier to manipulate.
    • Possible weights for holding the stretched garment in place include paperweights, books, and coffee mugs.
    • If you do not have any heavy objects nearby, you could use clothes pins to pin the damp clothes to the towel, instead.
  7. Let air dry. Allow the wet clothing to continue drying flat until the remaining moisture has left.

    • If you have your clothes pinned to the towel instead of weighed down, you could place your clothes on a hanger and let them hang dry in a sunny, dry location. The gravity can help stretch the garment out further.
    • If this tactic produces some change but not enough, you could repeat it multiple times until the garment is sufficiently stretched out

Method Two: Borax Soak or Vinegar Soak (Wool, Cashmere)

  1. Fill a sink with lukewarm water. Fill you laundry sink or a bucket with at least 1 quart (1 L) of lukewarm water.

    • This method is generally recommended for wool and cashmere. Other knitted fabrics, like cotton, may also respond to this method, but synthetics and tightly-knit natural materials should not be treated with this method.
    • The water should be roughly room temperature if not a little warmer. Do not use hot or cold water.
  2. Mix in Borax or vinegar. Add 1 to 2 Tbsp (15 to 30 ml) Borax for every 1 quart (1 L) of water. Alternatively, mix in 1 part white wine vinegar for every 2 parts water, or 1/2 quart (1/2 L) for every 1 quart (1 L) of water.

    • Borax is a wool relaxant, so it naturally relaxes the fibers of wool garments, making them easier to manipulate and stretch.[4]
    • Vinegar, too, is thought to have the capability of relaxing cloth fibers. White wine vinegar is generally preferred since it is clear and gentler than white distilled vinegar, but any clear vinegar can be substituted.[5]
  3. Soak the clothing in the solution. Immerse the clothing in the soaking solution and let sit for a full 25 minutes.

    • If your clothing has become severely shrunken, you may want to consider gently stretching the garment while it sits in the solution after the first 25 minutes pass. Gently pull the clothing to begin stretching the fibers, then let soak undisturbed for another 10 to 25 minutes.
  4. Wring dry. Remove the garment from your solution and roll it into a ball, squeezing firmly to wring out excess moisture.
  5. Stuff the garment with dry towels. Roll dry towels into bunches and stuff them into the garment until the clothing item is roughly the same size and shape as it originally was.[6]

    • Use as many rolled up towels as needed to create a smooth outline. If the clothing is lumpy after you put the towels inside of it, the fibers may stretch out in an equally lumpy manner, and the result will be a sweater that has been "unshrunk" but one that looks less-than-flattering on you.
    • The towels will also help absorb the excess water, causing the garment to dry faster.
  6. Toss the garment around. Shake or bang the garment around with the bundled towels inside for 10 to 15 minutes to help stretch the fabric further.
  7. Let air dry. Place a hanger inside the garment and hang it with the towels still inside. Let it finish drying in this manner.

Method Three: Plain Water and Gravity (Jeans)

  1. Fill the bathtub with lukewarm water. Fill the tub at least 1/3 full, or with enough water to cover your legs when you sit inside of it.

    • The water should be comfortable enough to sit in. Warmer water is better, but avoid steaming hot water or cold water.
    • If you do not have a bathtub available to you, you can still stretch out your jeans. Fill up a sink with warm to hot water, instead.
  2. Slip your jeans on. Put the shrunken jeans on. Zipper and button them if you are able to do so.

    • If the jeans do not zipper or button, or if the waistband has become too shrunken, place the jeans on and leave them unzipped.
    • If you cannot put the jeans on, do not have a bathtub available to use, or otherwise plan to use the sink method instead of the bathtub method, do not put your jeans on yet.
  3. Step into the water. Soak in the lukewarm bath water with the jeans on until well drenched.

    • You will need to sit in the bathtub for 10 minutes or so to make sure that the jeans are thoroughly soaked.
    • Be careful as you get out of the tub to avoid accidentally slipping due to the additional weight of the heavy, wet denim.
    • If you could not zip up your jeans before hopping in the tub, try zipping them back up while in the tub. If the fibers cannot be relaxed enough to zip while wet, it may not be possible to return your jeans to the way they were before/
    • If you are using the sink method, let the jeans soak in the sink for 10 to 15 minutes. Take them out and slip them on afterward.
  4. Keep the jeans on for an hour or so.[7] Move around as much as possible to help stretch the fibers out.

    • Take a walk or jog, dance, stretch, or do whatever you can to stretch the fabric as you wear it. Focus on areas that are in special need of being stretched. For instance, if the waist needs to be unshrunk more than anything else, make sure that your movements include plenty of stretching and bending at the waist.
  5. Remove the jeans and hang dry. Place your dripping wet jeans on a clothes line or drying rack and allow the jeans to finish drying.
  • Understand that each of the methods described above should be performed at your own risk. Once fabric has shrunk, there is no true way to ever “unshrink” it or completely undo the damage. The methods described here merely relax and stretch the fibers out, which can restore your clothing to its original size but may only work on a temporary basis.
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  • Sink, bucket, or bathtub
  • Baby shampoo, conditioner, Borax, or white wine vinegar
  • Warm water
  • Towels
  • Weights or clothing pins
  • Clothes line or drying rack

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