Vintage Shirt Salt Bath

Is there anything cooler than a cool vintage shirt?

olsen vintage shirt

I don’t think so!  I love vintage t-shirts and sweatshirts.  They are just so cozy.  I love to buy ones that are vintage, made to look vintage or wear them soooo long that they become vintage.  I will wear things till I can’t wear them anymore.  Like this Braves 1995 Championship shirt that my Nanny (Milly) gave to me 18 years ago.

Vintage Braves

This shirt has since been retired, but I keep it as a memory of my Nanny.

I have a few shirts that I love, a UGA shirt, a Boston Strong shirt and a red polo, that haven’t had enough years on them yet.  They are still stiff and not very comfy.  So I found a recipe to turn stiff, new shirts into soft, vintage tees… a Vintage Shirt Salt Bath!

The salt bath seems pretty simple.  The hard thing is that you have to wait 3 days for it to be done!

I poured 8 cups of water and 1 cup of salt into a big bowl!  And that is it.  Let it soak for 3 days and then wash it in woolite.  Some shirts have writing on them that the salt can’t get through, so you might have to use sand paper wear it down.

Vintage Shirt Salt Bath

  I am on day 2 of my first shirt… The UGA shirt.  I will keep you posted on how it turns out!

I want to try all different kinds of garments…  T – shirts, polos, sweatshirts!

I hope it works.  If not, I will find another recipe and share with you!


  1. That is so cool, Allie! I hope it works!

  2. Let us know!! I would love that if it works!

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