I have a confession to make.......I can be quite a rebel at times. I don't like being told that I have to do something a certain way. Take spray starch for example.....I love how spray starch makes everything crisp and clean looking. But I don't like how spray starch smells....and yes, I have tried several different kinds. I really don't like smells of any sort....except fresh babies....but that's an entirely different story!
So several years ago while ironing Wayne's shirts (and suffering from migraines because of the yucky smell), I decided I wasn't going to conform and use spray starch anymore. But I knew I had to use something. A hot iron alone can make cotton behave somewhat...but throw some spray starch in, and there you find the magic, minus the wrinkles!
The answer was as close as my kitchen. Here is my solution: In a measuring cup, mix 16 oz. of water with 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch. Then pour it into a spray bottle. Shake the bottle while you use it to keep the solution all mixed together. If I have a lot left over I have even been known to store it in the refrigerator until next time.
I use this for all of my ironing....any clothes that need ironing as well as any of my sewing projects where I would normally use purchased spray starch. I have been doing this for almost 10 years now and it works every bit as good. I'll never go back to purchased spray starch! And it is much cheaper! Wayne even likes it and uses it.
Now you know another one of my little secrets......will you still come back and visit with me???