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Old 02-27-2011, 02:18
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Default Using starch on fabric.

Has anyone tried using starch on fabric and then drying it with a hair dryer??

I need a way to shape and stiffen my bows on my headbands and I wanted to do it after it was made just as it makes it easier to work with. Would spraying it with starch and then using the hair dryer work just as good?
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Default Re: Using starch on fabric.

i wash/starch a lot of fabric . . . and it gets all wrinkly and misshaped . . . and imo you really need the hard surface of the iron & heat to bring it back/realign the fabric. i think it's probably due to so much water in starch.

have you ever tried spray sizing on the fabric (before you cut/manipulate it) instead of spray starch? it gives the fabric more body and doesn't create as much stiffness.

g/luck if you try it!

edit . . . the above is in reference to 100% cotton fabric . . . it may work differently on other fabrics.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:46
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Default Re: Using starch on fabric.

Thanks for that! I thought ironing would be the most effectve.
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