How To Starch A Hat – A Tutorial

dry starch hat bowls

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:

Make homemade fabric starch by following my tutorial about how to starch a petticoat. Dip the hat into the homemade starch and wring out the excess starch.

Let the hat dry over some bowls. I stacked three glass bowls one upon another to create a head shape. 😉 When the hat is dry, it’s as stiff as paper. If the brim is crumpled, spray it with water and iron the brim. Here I wear my freshly starched 1920s chiffon cloche hat.

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