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Homemade Starch and Ironing - How to Iron with Homemade Starch

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Homemade Starch and Ironing - How to Iron with Homemade Starch

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Now that you've made your own homemade starch, there are some tips that will make your ironing look professional:

  • Always use steam in your iron when using homemade starch.
  • Let the starch absorb into fabric for at least 30 seconds before ironing.
  • Clean the bottom of your iron after each use.
  • White marks on clothes when ironing means you are probably ironing too soon after applying the spray starch. It's also possible that you may need to add a little more water to your homemade mixture.

    Starch will not only add body to your shirts and blouses, it is also a layer of protections between your skin and collars and cuffs. Starch helps prevent ring-around-the-collar.

    Specific questions? Just ask here.

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