How to Fix Stretched Sweater Cuffs

Don’t give up on that sweater with the loose, stretched-out cuffs―just follow the simple tricks in this video to tighten the material, and you’ll be ready to put that pullover back into rotation in a snap.

What You Need

  • wool or cotton sweater
    hair dryer
    boiled water
Follow These Three Easy Steps
  1. Pour boiled water into a bowl

    Using hot water will help shrink the cuff.

  2. Dampen the cuff

    Dampen the loose cuffs of your wool or cotton sweater with some hot water and then re-shape the cuff as needed.

  3. Blow dry the cuff

    Dry the areas with a hair dryer—both the hot water and the dryer’s heat will cause shrinkage.

    Tip: Sometimes using a steam iron is enough to contract the fabric’s material.