This fabric shrinkage calculator finds the increase/decrease percentage of washed fabrics in terms of a percentage. Enter before wash value and after wash value to find percentage increase/decrease.
To calculate shrinkage, cut your fabric into a square, record the measurements before washing in the field marked before wash.
Wash & dry your fabrics using the product's care instructions and record measurements in the field marked After Wash
How to calculate fabric percentage increase:
After wash - Before wash /Before wash x 100
[(17 - 20) / 20] x 100 = 15% increase.
How to calculate fabric percentage decrease:
Before wash - After wash / Before wash x 100
[(20 - 17) / 20] x 100 = 15% decrease.
How to convert a decimal to a percentage
Multiply by 100 and add a percentage sign
0.876 = 0.876 * 100 = 87.6%
How to convert a percentage to a decimal
Remove the percentage sign and divide by 100
15.6% = 15.6/100 = 0.156