Homemade Fabric Stiffener

I used this recipe for a homemade fabric stiffener when I could not get my hands on a store bought one. It is a lot cheaper!

Homemade Fabric Stiffener

What you need

White Glue (dries clear)
Water
Bowl (any will do)
Spoon
Extra bottle



Instructions

Place your white glue into the bowl.

Then add either equal amount or less water to your glue (this depends on how thick (stiff) you would like your stiffener to be.

Mix well and then place into the glue bottle and an extra bottle.

Store in a cool place.

Wash bowl and spoon with regular dish detergent.

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Comments

  1. Works like a charm!

  2. Works best with NATURAL fabric fibers!

  3. I’ve worked with fabrics – with watered down glue I gave them a “paper”effect. Once dried, it is surprising how many washes the treated fabric survives (at least ten) until it starts loosing crispness.

  4. I have 7 meters of fabric that needs stiffening (like dressing). Would this work? Does the glue wash out when fabric is washed? Thanks for the tips.

  5. GREAT IDEA AS THESE PURCHASED STIFFENERS ARE I AM SURE ONLY PVA GLUE RELABELLED

    SANDRA.

  6. Thank you for such a helpful suggestion. It’ll save me $$$ too!

  7. I found this came out very runny…sorry…

  8. how does this stiffener work outdoors in the weather? That’s where I want to stiffen up a cloth project.

  9. amazing

  10. This will come in handy for gauze ghosts.Thanks!

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