In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to starch a sheer 1920s cloche hat, or any other sheer summer sun hat.
- a sheer sun hat
- homemade fabric starch
Make home fabric starch by following my tutorial about how to starch a petticoat. Wet the fabric hat and put it in the starch solution. Wring out the excess starch.
Let the hat dry over some bowls. I’ve 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’m wearing my freshly starched 1920s chiffon cloche hat.