How To Starch A Sheer 1920s Cloche Hat – A Tutorial

1920s summer dress and sheer cloche hat

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to starch a sheer 1920s cloche hat, or any other sheer summer sun hat. 😉

You’ll need:

How To Starch A Sheer 1920s Cloche Hat - A Tutorial

Make the starch solution according to my instruction about how to starch a petticoat. Wet the fabric hat, and put it in the starch solution.

liquid starch

Wring out the excess starch.

dry starch hat bowls

Let the hat dry over some bowls. I’ve stacked three glass bowls one upon another to create a head shape. 😉

starched sun hat

When the hat is dry, it’s as stiff as paper. If the brim is still crumpled, spray it with water, …

iron starched hat

… and iron the brim.

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