Can ironing clothes make them more creased?

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Can ironing clothes make them more creased?
« on: 24/05/2010 12:30:01 »
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My mum always tells me not to iron my t-shirt if it is a little bit creased.

She says that if I iron it once, it will get wrinkled and creased faster, and so I'll have to iron it every time. She says if I don't iron it, then it will not get creased very much (it will stay a little bit creased but not get worse).

Is there any scientific reasoning behind this? or is it just an "old wives tale"?

Thanks.

antd from london

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Can ironing clothes make them more creased?
« Reply #1 on: 24/05/2010 19:42:46 »
I sense an experiment; iron the left half.
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