Learn how to fix stretched sweater cuffs with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. Don't give up on that sweater with the loose, stretched-out cuffs?just follow these simple tricks to tighten the material, and you'll be ready to put that pullover back into rotation in a snap. These tips will help you fix those old, stretched out sweater cuffs.
What You Need
Wool or cotton sweater, hair dryer, boiled water, bowl
Follow These Three Easy Steps
How To: Fix Stretched Sweater Cuffs Step 1
Pour boiled water into a bowl
Using hot water will help shrink the cuff.
How To: Fix Stretched Sweater Cuffs Step 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.
How To: Fix Stretched Sweater Cuffs Step 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.