Introduction: Fix Crumpled Short Sleeves Without Ironing.

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I do this whenever I have a short sleeve cotton shirt I'm washing and drying. It saves me time on ironing.  

Step 1: Materials: Cut 2 Pieces of Cardboard, That's It!

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For my shirt size I did 2.5 in x 8 in. This will obviously vary by shirt size. I would recommend a width of 2.5 inches, so the piece is firmer.

Step 2: Insert Cardboard Into Sleeve.

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Do this when the shirt is fresh out of the dryer and still warm. The cardboard will make the fabric flat. Keep the cardboard in until the shirt cools.

Step 3: Once Cool the Sleeves Will Be Crisp and Ready to Wear.

Keep about 10 pieces around while doing the laundry. I will take the pucker out of the sleeves and save on ironing time. 

Comments

mole1 (author)2013-11-18

I like it!

pizzidave (author)mole12013-11-19

Thanks!!

mole1 (author)pizzidave2013-11-19

Have anything similar for the front placket?

pizzidave (author)mole12013-11-19

My pockets don't crumple, but I'm sure you could cut a cardboard insert to fit and do the same.

mole1 (author)pizzidave2013-11-20

I was thinking of the strip down the front with the button holes.

pizzidave (author)mole12013-11-21

I guess you can use a yard stick and 2 binder clips. Clip it on each end as soon as it is out the dryer and let cool.

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