How To Soften A Carhartt Jacket?

How to Soften Carhartt Jackets

  • Place your Carhartt jacket in the washer by itself and set the washer to the smallest capacity setting.
  • Pour 1 cup of plain white vinegar into the water, and allow the machine to run until it gets to the agitation cycle.
  • Restart the washer and allow it to complete the cycle.

How do you make a stiff jacket softer?

To help soften stiff material, run it through the washing machine (warm wash/cold rinse), using 1 cup of nonfat dry milk in place of your usual soap. Then use the clothes dryer to dry.

How do you make a jacket softer?


  1. Use cold water to save energy and reduce any possibility of setting wrinkles in your canvas jacket.
  2. After using the vinegar to soften the jacket, run the your top-loading or front-loading machine one full cycle with water and detergent only, to remove any vinegar residue from the machine.

Can you put a Carhartt jacket in the dryer?

Do not put in dryer. To maintain the thermal protective properties of Carhartt flame-resistant unlined clothing, please follow these laundering instructions: Machine wash warm at temperature not to exceed 160°F (70°C). Do not use chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide bleach, softeners or starch.

Do Carhartt jackets shrink?

Carhartt clothing (jackets, coats, pants, overalls, shirts etc) are cut generously. How much will Carhartt clothing shrink after washing? Any Carhartt clothing items that are pre washed will have minimal shrinkage. Any Carhartt garments that are not pre washed will have shrinkage from 3 to 5 percent.