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:
The craft and DIY blogosphere has featured TWO tutorials for creating one-of-a-kind iron-on transfers. Using varying types of fusible fabric, both Rice Babies and Cookie magazine will have you customizing your clothes, bags, and bedding with all sorts of imagery.
Part how-to, part science project, Mikey figured out how to remove a solid coat of rust from an old pipe wrench using a 12v battery and baking soda. Inspired by this Instructable, check out his process here.
Wiliam Smith from Hang Fire Books writes, "I frequently receive vintage paperbacks where the spine glue has separated from the text block (probably due to reading-wear) and then frozen/dried in a lumpy uneven way that keeps the spine from laying flat…I was wondering if it would be possible to soften the glue with heat so you could smooth and reflatten it."
It turns out, you can. Read all about William's technique here, but be sure to try in on...
If you spend lots of time sewing, or have a bizarre penchant for super crisp creases, you're ironing board sees alot of wear. Instead of replacing it once or twice a year, give it some new life with a fresh cover.
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