Home-Made Spray Starch Recipe

created at: 2009-10-06

Show of hands...who uses spray starch when they iron? I do, depending on the fabric. My weapon of choice has been Magic Sizing (light body), and it really does make ironing easier. Next time I run out, I just might make my own spray starch, however. According to Luxury Housing Trends, the recipe couldn't be easier. Here it is:

Add 1 tablespoon of corn starch to a clean spray bottle filled with 1 pint of water. Mix them well so the cornstarch dissolves. 

Simple, huh? For more ironing tips, follow this link to Luxury Housing Trends.


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April on Jan 21, 2013:

This is best if you bring it to boil to cook the startch. You can add a drop or 2 of essential oil   for fresh scent. Don't know about the sliver fish eating the fabric. I don't have this problem.

DIY Maven on Oct 07, 2009:

Thanks Anonymous--good to know!

Anonymous on Oct 07, 2009:

For those of us who would use starch when quilting to help the fabric press better, starch is a no-no due to the fact that silver fish love to eat starch and ruin your fabric, too.

Because this has cornstarch in it, I wonder if this same scenario holds true, too.



kiwinzer on Oct 06, 2009:

Thank you, sick of paying good money for spray stach

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