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Wrinkling Cuffs

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I've been searching around and can't find a satisfactory solution to my problem. For some reason, my cuffs are wrinkling really bad. So, I wash my shirts at the end of the week, but I have at least 3 weeks worth of shirts. So once washed, I hang dry them. Once dried (following day), I iron them.

So lately, I've started to notice they wrinkle at the cuffs. It's a problem because they look bad if I don't catch them. This hasn't happened before.

Any ideas?
 
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pictures??
 

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Can't even visualise what is happening. Pictures and a better explanation of what you are doing to create the problem
 

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here you go. it may not be visable but the wrinkles are bad/deep
 

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Just iron them.
 

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So I guess I'll ask the obvious question: when you iron your shirts, do you iron your cuffs?

Truth be told, the "wrinkling" of which you speak doesn't look all that egregious in your pics. Just wash and iron 'em. Use a tiny bit of starch on the cuffs and collar if you're especially concerned about their crispness.
 

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Well, the issue is when I iron them, the cuffs don't iron without wrinkles anymore. Almost as if they're set, or the inside is damaged.

So before, when I would iron for the week, I could put the shirt out sans issues. But now, regardless of what day (1-5) i put them on after ironing, the cuffs are really wrinkled.

Is it because I'm ironing them with steam? Or not using starch on them anymore?

can't seem to figure it out.
 

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I know they don't look bad in the picture, but you can visibly see how they look in person. So I was using starch on them and then realized one day, cuffs don't need as much attention as the collar - I was running out of starch and just saved it for the collar. But that was over a month ago haha! So now I have this issue. So yes, I do iron them (and everything else).

So I guess I'll ask the obvious question: when you iron your shirts, do you iron your cuffs?

Truth be told, the "wrinkling" of which you speak doesn't look all that egregious in your pics. Just wash and iron 'em. Use a tiny bit of starch on the cuffs and collar if you're especially concerned about their crispness.
 
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Looks like either the interfacing or the thread has shrunk more than the shirt fabric.
 

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So taking them to the dry cleaners might not help huh if that is the case?
 

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iron when the shirt is damp. Stretch the cuffs before you start to iron. Press the inside of cuff first and press from the outer edges to the center of the cuff, stretching the cuff as you go. Leave the iron on the cloth long enough to dry the area you are pressing.
 

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Sounds like a plan, I will try this and let you guys know if you're interested!


Thanks for everyone's input!

iron when the shirt is damp. Stretch the cuffs before you start to iron. Press the inside of cuff first and press from the outer edges to the center of the cuff, stretching the cuff as you go. Leave the iron on the cloth long enough to dry the area you are pressing.
 

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