By Whitson Gordon, Lifehacker – September 12, 2012 at 06:30PM
It may seem silly, but shirt collars that constantly curl upwards can be really annoying. Reader Chip Barron shows us his DIy fix, using a $1.50 pack of iron-on patches.
Chip used these patches from Bondex ($4 for a pack of 4 on Amazon), which are designed to fix rips and tears in clothing. Chip discovered that their stiffness is perfect for a set of makeshift, permanent, iron-on collar stays, so he took a pack of patches, cut them in the shape of collar stays, and ironed them on the underside of his collar. Now they stay perfectly straight. He notes that it might also work for other annoying clothing creases, like pant flys (or, I imagine, certain kinds of sleeves). Check out the image to the right to see the process step-by-step (you can click on it for a bigger version).