Heidi Shaffer, Published April 08 2013
Tuesday Tip: Brining gives new T-shirts a vintage feel
FARGO – T-shirts serve as a weekend staple in my wardrobe, but I’m a bit picky.
It’s just cotton, I know. But despite adding new tees to my collection, it’s always the oldies I grab first. The soft, been-washed-20-times feel is something newer shirts just can’t duplicate.
Brining makes a new shirt old in just three days.
1 quart water
½ cup salt
Soak your T-shirt in the water-salt mixture for three days. It’s good to give the water a stir every day or so.
Remove from water and machine wash with regular detergent. Tumble dry.
– by Heidi Shaffer, Forum Features Editor